A dynamic, challenging, activity based event where team members must pull together and support each other to break open a sarcophagus containing riches (ok, champagne or chocolate).
An ancient code has been discovered in a local church, which via a series of logic clues using map parchments, local folklore and cunning, leads to discovery of a series of locations. At these locations teams will find either more information, a challenging task (see below) or some equipment to help them in the quest to break the sarcophagus – but first they have to find it!
The sarcophagus itself is underground, so using some handy local experts, the team must descend into a cave and retrieve the box. Unfortunately it is sealed, and in order to safely remove the seal they must obtain some more equipment – a detonation console, a key, some safety gear, wire and a code. All these components can be found by a series of active challenges – for instance the code is secreted at a remote but prominent landmark which has to be found via a trek. The console / key could be found down a cliff – so the team must abseil down to it. Naturally full training and supervision is given on all activities, including qualified staff and full safety equipment.
The main activities are:
- Cave exploration
When the team has all the relevant information and equipment, the seal is blown off the sarcophagus using a small explosive charge, and the booty within divided up.
- Logic and deduction
- Mutual support
- Ability to go “out of your comfort zone”
- Time management
Duration / Participants
Full day or equivalent. Using more activities could extend this to 2 full days.
Minimum 8, max 30