Peak Performance

In Peak Performance, teams must manage resources and monitor conditions as they instruct their guides up to the summit of Mount Everest and back to the basecamp over a 20-day expedition. It’s an emotionally gripping experiential learning tool which has been designed to change people’s understanding of and attitude towards many aspects of business and life. Research shows that gamification methodology enables participants to experience learning in less time and with longer-lasting results through the use of engaging themes, tactile components, and relevant links to their business environment. This program incorporates all of these principles into a fun and thrilling mountain climbing game that challenges participants both mentally and physically.

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Event Overview

Guide your team to the top of Mount Everest!

In Peak Performance, teams embark on a 20-day expedition to guide their clients up to the top of Mount Everest and then safely back down to basecamp. They must make swift, yet intelligent decisions and successfully complete a series of physical challenges if they want to outwit the other teams and win.

Due to the complexity of the game and the number of variables involved, each team member must take on an individual role and effectively communicate their unique information to the group. After strategizing together, they must decide on how they will move up the mountain each day. A range of factors should be taken into consideration including client fitness levels, weather conditions, strategic routes to the summit, air pressure acclimatization, and use of oxygen.

Key information is delivered via game tablets on each day of the expedition and teams must use it to decide on what their guide will need to carry – tents, oxygen or clients. Clients gain points for their team as they move higher up the mountain peak, but if they do not take adequate supplies they risk dire consequences. And as space is limited in each height zone, teams who procrastinate may be locked into a less ideal path or even unable to move!

Along the way, teams will also compete in a series of physical challenges such as a timed pop-up tent setup, a sleeping bag stuffing contest, and a freeze-dried food taste test. They even have to make a team flag and dress up in arctic gear to stage a photo on the summit! The team with the most points at the end is declared the winner.

Following the team building experience, participants use reflective observation to identify what occurred during the exercise. They are then invited to parallel these observations to real-life circumstances and in doing so participants are able to make permanent, effective changes in their behavior.


Event Details

Group Size


Time Needed

2-3 hours

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Space Requirement

This is an indoor activity so we will need a large, private function space with a round table for each team, as well as 4 large rectangular tables at the front of the room for challenge materials. Chairs for each participant are required. A large screen and projector with an HDMI connection are necessary, and if the group is larger than 50 people we will also need a microphone and speaker setup.

Ideal For

This event is perfect for groups looking to:

  • Emphasize strategy & decision making
  • Improve project management skills
  • Manage risks as a team
  • Focus on planning versus action


Peak Performance is available as an online event.  

As with all TeamBonding events, we are happy to customize this event by incorporating your company message into the introduction and debrief.

Contact us to tailor this event to your unique needs.

Even with all of the packaged event options we offer, you may need something different. Maybe a special conference theme, favorite management book, ideal training model or a unique set of learning outcomes… We can help.

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