Last week our retail team took the opportunity to have some fun in the Lake District. The guy’s got together along with our training team to spend a couple of days exploring the hillsides whilst also learning about next seasons product and technologies.
One of the great things about these days is putting your walking boots on and getting out there to test our kit with like minded people. We headed to the top of the Helvellyn, blessed with sunshine so no need in waterproofs this time, (so we thought). The sun was blaring down with temperatures in the mid 20’s, sun cream out!
Heading up the hill gave us a good chance to talk between ourselves and get to know each other a bit better which was fantastic considering we are from different ends of the country yet we still have to work together.
Stopping at Red Tarn before heading onto Striding Edge the clouds started to come in and the wind picked up (good job we packed those waterproofs after all).
Next challenge after the long climb up was to tackle Striding Edge. Due to the amount of people in the retail team we split these walks into different days, the second group were lucky to have good weather unlike the first lot who battled strong winds along the ridge. The confident people going on the true ridge and some choosing the easier (but just as terrifying) path that runs parallel. Luckily, everyone got to the end without any dramas and it was just a short scramble up to the summit. Quick stop there for second lunch and then time to descend via Swirral Edge and a nice easy walk back down to the valley.
An absolutely brilliant time had by all who attended, some overcame a lot of fears and phobias. It was so useful to be able to spend time with our colleagues from across the country. Well done to everyone!
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