Meet our Mountain-Based Adventure Program Specialist -  Robyn Benincasa-Robyn Benincasa

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Mountain-Based Adventures

Get your team out of their chairs and into the wild for this rigorous wintertime mountain-based team-building adventure. Teams will lead their groups in a series of custom-tailored adventures and scenarios designed to develop leadership styles and test new teamwork skills.

Each team will be guided through its activities by our specially-trained coaching staff, as well as an accompanying professional facilitator who will encourage the group dynamics and leadership development that are crucial to success back in the office.

All events can be designed as half- or full-day, and all include a conference session with keynote speaker Robyn Benincasa, a San Diego City Firefighter. Robyn will share the hard-won wisdom that has helped her become one of the top Adventure Racers in the world. Each event also includes After Action Reviews to spotlight key fundamentals driven by your own company needs. These reviews will further emphasize the fundamentals covered and leverage the lessons learned from the experiential settings.

Activities to help heighten your leader development:

  • Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowboarding
  • Cross-country skiing 
  • Snowmobiling

Event options include:

  • Pre & Post Consulting Services
  • Professional Photography
  • Videography
  • Commemorative Apparel
  • Branding (signage at venue, in meeting rooms, etc)
Available in Northern California, Utah, Colorado, and select East Coast mountain resorts

Contact us to customize and plan your Mountain-Based Adventure experience!


"I didn't realize how challenging, inspiring and just plain fun our time on the water would be. This ranks as the best leadership training exercise we've done by far."


"The parallels between what goes on on land — i.e., our working environment — and what went on on the water were uncanny."

Ernst & Young

"Merging two large, geographically dispersed organizations offered some unique challenges. Jay and GEL were tremendous."

Partner, Booz Allen Hamilton

"Jay and his team put together one of the most effective and enjoyable days of team-building activity that it has ever been my pleasure to participate in (and I've been in far too many)."

IFC/World Bank

"Most of our leadership program participants have never sailed before. Trepidation? Sometimes. Positive feedback? Always."

The Symphony Group

Typical Schedule

Kick-off Briefing

Activity & Safety Basics

Experiential Program of Choice

Lunch and After Action Review

Collective Learning