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Meet one of our Mountain-Based Adventure Program Specialists-  Robyn Benincasa-Robyn Benincasa

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New for 2014/2015 Season!

Gel Mountain RescueSM (Winter Offering) is a mountain-based experiential simulation which exposes your team members to the world of ski patrollers and wilderness first responders. Participants bond while snowshoeing and learning techniques, tools and leadership practices used to find and rescue skiers, boarders and ice climbers buried by avalanches.

Gel Mountain RescueSM (Warm Weather Offering) is a outdoor experiential simulation which exposes your team members to the world of wilderness first responders. Participants bond while hiking and learning some of the techniques, tools and leadership practices used to rescue hikers and climbers lost and injured in the wild. 

Warm weather programs can be conducted at parks and open spaces near your meeting site.

Programs are typically half day adventures and can be combined with off-site seminars on leadership, communication or facilitated strategy sessions

Program options include:

  • Pre & Post Consulting & Customization Services
  • Professional Photography
  • Videography
  • Commemorative Apparel
  • Branding

Available in California, Utah, Colorado and select East Coast mountain areas. 

Warm weather Mountain Rescue programs can be conducted in any US Location in proximity to suitable Federal or State parks.

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

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Typical Schedule

Kick-off Briefing & Gearing Up

Hike/Snowshoe & Injury Training

Avalanche or Search & Rescue Training

Team Rescue Simulation Exercise

Team Take-Away Discussion

Wrap-up & Depart

"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