A Business Adventure

Date: Friday 28th June 2024
Time: 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: The Coniston Inn, Hawkshead Road, Coniston, LA21 8AJ
Cost: Free
Member Event
Wellbeing & Wellness

In today's dynamic business environment, taking a break means more than just an 'away day' - it’s about rejuvenation, inspiration, and building relationships. At Challenge the Wild we understand the needs of our clients and specialise in providing unparalleled corporate events. From beautiful locations to a carefully designed programme of activity, our events offer moments of personal and collective best, designed to inspire, invigorate, and innovate.

Widely viewed as industry leading experts, our experienced team has been running these events for many years and have taken thousands of people away; so, we have the experience and can really help our clients achieve their goals. We have run recent events for some of the UK's top companies and helped raise over £3 million for their charity partners.

Join us this June for an event in Coniston, the Lake District. Participants will experience scrambling, hiking and abseiling; and be introduced to how the outdoors is of benefit to our well-being. Overnight stays at our partner hotel, the Coniston Inn, can be arranged on request. You don’t have to be fighting fit or as strong as an ox to take part – a positive attitude and a good sense of humour are far more important.

Please note: maximum of two per company due to limited places

About the Speakers:

Dan Searson - Challenge The Wild

Challenge The Wild is run by Dan Searson.  During his twenty five year military career, as an Army Officer, he was deployed to the Balkans, East Africa and the Middle East; and as a Mountain Leader led expeditions around the world. He was awarded several British Army Commendations during his service.

Dan is passionate about the benefits the outdoors can bring, and uses it as a platform from which to motivate, educate and activate all of Challenge The Wild’s participants. His primary objective is to improve the lives of all those who attend their events. They are therefore built around the Six Pillars of Resilience – Physical Well-being, Mental Well-being, Positive Relationships, Meaningful Employment, Personal and Collective Safety, and Inclusivity.

Paddy Cave Lead Instructor - Challenge The Wild

Paddy Cave is Challenge The Wild’s Lead Instructor and Technical Advisor. He holds the Mountaineering Instructor’s Certificate, the highest UK certificate available. Paddy has completed 14 first ascents of peaks in the northern Himalayas and has taken clients out trekking and climbing all over the world. His experience and knowledge are second to none, and he is widely respected in the outdoor community.


Joe Harrop Head of Logistics - Challenge The Wild

Joe Harrop is Challenge The Wild’s Head of Logistics. He has worked in the outdoor industry for over thirty years, is an experienced rock-climbing instructor, and has led groups in the technical canyons of the UK. Joe has travelled extensively, has a keen interest in the environment, and truly understands the benefits the outdoors can bring. Joe is responsible for all operational management of Challenge The Wild events including event logistics, client management and quality control. He also attends many events, putting into practice his passion to lead others.

Paul Johnson Head of Wellbeing - Challenge The Wild

Paul Johnson is Challenge The Wild’s Head of Well-being. He served in the Merchant Navy for 39 years, spending 22 years as Chief Petty Officer. During his extensive travels all over the world, Paul has studied many techniques on helping people overcome their fears and anxieties to achieve their goals.
Paul has years of experience in mental well-being and volunteers weekly at a mental health charity. He has undertaken numerous courses, studied counselling and is mental health first aid qualified to level 3; and the architect of our well-being workshops.

Interested In The Event?

If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.

For any further enquires about this event, contact [email protected]

With thanks to our Partners: