Can you reach the top?
EVERquEST is a teambuilding program, designed to help groups work more efficiently and cooperatively while completing a common task. The Community Service Office strongly believes that building a team is very similar to climbing a mountain - it's a process that requires acclimation, patience, and hard work.
Groups that request a teambuilder will get the EVERquEST experience which is a 90 minute session designed to accommodate groups from 8 to 60 people. Rather than being held on the ropes course, EVERquEST sessions can be held on any Lehigh field/quad or indoors if requested (if not on the course, internal Lehigh groups are required to reserve their own space). These sessions focus on adapting to a new group and increasing group cohesion by a trained facilitator who will help your group reach the "summit" and achieve group goals. There are four unique mountains, each climb created to serve the best interests of the requesting group and from engaging in a teambuilding session participants can:
- Develop camaraderie and friendship
- Comprehend their contribution to the group in different situations
- Demonstrate and understand different leadership styles
An EVERquEST experience for groups that tackle more complex challenges and need help building skills in planning and goal-setting.
Groups and teams that know each other well can climb K2, the toughest mountaineering challenge. This experience helps groups with communication skills and requires teams to think critically and creatively about problems and solutions.
K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth (after Mount Everest). With a peak elevation of 8,611 metres (28,251 ft), K2 is part of the Karakoram range, and is located on the border between the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China and Gilgit, in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of ascent and the 2nd highest fatality rate among the 'eight thousanders' for those who climb it. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. Unlike Annapurna, the mountain with highest fatality rate, K2 has never been climbed in winter.