Summit and Blue Mountain Team Building

Blue Mountain Resort is one of the largest and most popular conference facilities in Canada and can offer your group meeting, dining, entertainment, team building, and recreation options not found elsewhere. Less than 2 hours North of Toronto and pinned between Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment, Blue Mountain Resort is a four season paradise. As more and more corporate groups access Blue Mountain Resort for their conferences and meetings it became apparent to Blue Mountain that they needed to partner with a team building provider that could be trusted to professionally serve their clients. Without hesitation Blue Mountain Resort reached out to Summit Team Building to fill this role. When at Blue Mountain for a conference team building is a critical component to most companies’ time at the resort. Team building has long been acknowledged as important in team development and performance and when at conferences and meetings seemed the logical time to participate. Blue Mountain Team Building programs offered by Summit Team building range from 60 minutes to a full day. From indoors to outdoors. From highly physical to more interactive. Summit Team Building has designed several unique team building programs only available at Blue Mountain Team building. One example of a unique Blue Mountain Team Building program offered by Summit Team building is the 7 Summits Challenge. This Blue Mountain Team Building program takes place on the exciting Timber Challenge high ropes course. Your team will be challenged to climb the 7 Summits, the highest peak on each of the 7 continents. Outfitted with harnesses and helmets and given the technical training your team will embark...

Kickstart Kilimanjaro

This July Summit President Scott Kress will lead a climb of Kilimanjaro. Scott has climbed Kilimanjaro two times previously and is keen to return. This climb is part of the Kickstart program at Medcan. This program is designed to kickstart a lifestyle change for those that need it and to promote fitness, healthy nutrition, and leading an active and healthy life. In Scott’s opinion Kilimanjaro presents the perfect combination of factors for the novice climber; and this is why it is so popular. The Altitude of Kilimanjaro at 5895m (19,341ft) is high enough that it provides exposure to high altitude and the challenges that accompany this, but it is not so high as to be overly difficult or dangerous. There is no technical climbing involved so novice adventures can do it. The route is physically demanding so that when one makes it to the summit there is a real and justifiable sense of accomplishment and easy enough that most people can do it provided they have put in the training beforehand. And lastly beyond the dangers of high altitude sickness there are no real objective hazards on the mountain. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a study in ecology like few other places on earth. One starts in the low African plains and then as you climb higher you go through multiple eco zones essentially travelling from the plains to an arctic glaciated environment. The topography and the flora and fauna as you trek each day is spectacular and ever changing. The keys to success on Kilimanjaro, although there is never any guarantee, are fitness and acclimatization. Most people can acclimatize to...