Everest Challenger®

The world's first table-top leadership and teambuilding simulation of climbing Mount Everest.



roup discussions as to how they should spend their discretionary budget on expedition equipment - in the team development simulation, Everest Challenger™ - 14/5/2011

napshot of resource cards -representing your oxygen, Lifepoints, equipment and sherpa support on Everest; each playing a critical role in success or defeat

SA launch of Everest Challenger - at the peer-reviewed experiential learning workshop in Portland, WA




unge Asia regional team - cooperating or competing on the mountain? The choice is yours.

napshot of resource cards -representing your oxygen, Lifepoints, equipment and sherpa support on Everest; each playing a critical role in success or defeat

niversity of Georgia MBA cohort tackling Everest Challenger as part of the leadership development modules.

ella's integration team at play with Everest Challenger.

Everest Challenger®
— Climb Your Everest!

A careful balance between the strategy and challenges of an Mt. Everest expedition, and playability, the game is designed to be played by groups between five and thirty persons. Up to seven persons form “expedition teams” attempting to climb Mt. Everest. Outcomes include:

  • Planning, and execution with limited resources
  • Intra and inter-team trust building skills
  • Improving collaborative behaviours and mindsets
  • Improving teamwork
  • Learning to step-up and take leadership roles


Can anyone play Everest Challenger®?

Everest Challenger® is a corporate learning tool that can be incorporated as a day teambuilding segment into a longer programme, or as a stand-alone programme. It is suited to be delivered by:

  • workshop leaders / trainers
  • HR professionals
  • facilitators
  • change management consultants
  • experiential learning practitioners

The teambuilding simulation comes complete with dice, various resource cards, a facilitator manual, participant rules and guidelines, a DVD illustrating the challenges and tactics of climbing Mt. Everest using authentic footage from expeditions, and a CD containing sample presentation slides — everything you will need to deliver this at your next in-house leadership or team retreat, or as a solution for a client. Additional items planned include added-value upgrades in the future.

See sample lower-resolution video from DVD | See video clips of teams in action

Who has used Everest Challenger® in the past?

Everest Challenger® has been used by teams from University of Georgia, Singapore Management University, and Taiwan Sports University, and multinationals such as Danaher, UBS, Wella, Chartis, and International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF).
Licenses have been bought by organisations in 13 countries Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and the USA such as:

  • FEDEX's Global Leadership Institute (USA licensee)
  • Boys Scouts of America (USA licensee)
  • Terry College of Business — University of Georgia (USA licensee)
  • Taiwan Sports University ( Taiwan licensee)
  • Duncan Chessell (Australian licensee)
  • Blue Peaks Consulting (South African licensee)
  • KwaZulu Natal University (South African licensee)
  • Hundred Camps Pvt Ltd/Technodent (Indian licensee)
  • Opportunity Associates ( Romania Licensee)
  • Exploratist (Romania licensee)
  • Wildguanabuana (Egypt licensee)
  • Equilibria (UK licensee)

Clients who have used Everest Challenger® include:

  • International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF)
  • Jones Lang Lasalle
  • Lenovo
  • Bunge
  • Chartis
  • UBS
  • L'Oreal
  • Rane (India)
  • Singapore Labour Foundation
  • Ministry of Health Holdings

Everest Challenger® was introduced to the USA at the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) national conference in Vancouver, Washington. The sessions wrapped up four days of many workshops.

The Everest Challenger® simulation was one of these peer-reviewed workshops that managed to make the final cut for the AEE conference. Four “expedition teams” planned, and climbed Everest over half a day, with one folding partway through, and another deciding to collaborate with another to ensure at least one of the teams reached the top.

Debriefs not only helped us consider adjustments to make it an even a better experience but also to possibly roll out less-sophisticated/complex teambuilding variations for middle and high-school.



Everest Challenger® in action














Game based training session is always useful. Insights from facilitator's perspective was also good.

Very useful. Through group discussion, I realize the importance of teamwork, allocation of task individual inputs.

Very stimulating and engaging!

Very invigorating due to the team decisions to be made and the learning points.

Using a game to arrive at the points to be communicated make it unexpected, less guarded and not a boring lecture.

Yes, simulation for learning — suitable for facilitating learning outcomes



Everest Challenger® Options (from April 1, 2015)

Guide Pack

containing three map sheets and
material for up to 20 pax

US$ 1,950

US$ 1,350

Summit Pack

containing six map sheets and
material for up to 40 pax

US$ 3,150

US$ 2,150

Terms and conditions apply, shipping fees not included. Estimated shipping and handling costs by Speedpost of a Summit Pack to the USA is approximately US $160.

Contact us for other inquiries such as territorial rights and bulk orders.


Lessons from Mt Everest™

Email us for more information about Everest Challenger® and dates where we'll be conducting workshops to help you administer this programme competently to your clients or teams! Or contact us for all your teambuilding, motivational speaking and leadership development solutions.

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Everest Motivation Team (EMT) was established by leading motivational speaker, corporate coach, and Everest expedition leader David Lim. EMT helps people and organisations to improve their team-skills and leadership; using a blend of solutions and tools. Members of our group have been part of Mt Everest expeditions, sailed the seas, and have decades of corporate experience in hand.

Satisfied clients include Citibank.Walmart. CISCO AXA, AIA, HSBC, UBS, ABN Amro, TATA Steel, Siemens and many more. A special focus that helps our clients are our tools in tracking and measuring teambuilding outcomes and results, making every dollar spent measurable.

Our people have walked the talk'. David and his team have delivered motivational presentations and workshops to thousands of participants in 75 cities and 33 countries world-wide.

For information on programmes:

Visit www.everestmotivation.com
Office 65-6777 9843
Call 65-9749 2076 for references and a consultation to determine how we can fulfil your business requirements.

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