THE PATHFINDER

Leadership course

THE PATHFINDER

Location:

Moke Lake / Ben Lomond Station


Duration

Full day

Focus:

Individual leadership


WHATS IT ALL ABOUT

OVERVIEW

Looking at Individual leadership development within a team environment, this unique one-day programme delivers a true insight as to how you and your team function. Highly experienced team facilitators will guide your group safely through simulated real time challenges by setting and understanding personal and group goals.

Split into three phases, The Pathfinder begins with planning and team development, then leads into rigorous training designed to foster a united front, before embarking on a real challenge that tests leadership strength and the collaboration of each group. Customised to unique objectives, this programme ensures that pressure points are discovered and overcome to ensure group success, delivering real-world tools to cultivate and maintain effective team dynamics.

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Phase 1

Planning and team development session

Phase 2

Custom training phases ensuring team unity

Phase three:

Real challenge

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THE THUNDERBOLT

Leadership course

THE THUNDERBOLT

Location:

Moke Lake / Ben Lomond Station

Duration

Half-day

Focus:

Quickfire team development

WHATS IT ALL ABOUT

OVERVIEW

Simple, effective team development over a half-day course. Real challenges with real outcomes run in a concise and applicable format that is suitable for all. From school groups, to corporate teams the Thunderbolt is a quickfire development course that looks at communication, obstacle training, team challenges and motivational consequences.

Set at our obstacle course at Moke Lake, The Thunderbolt is a quickfire programme that is designed to enhance most group setups. Harnessing the course tools and layout, The Thunderbolt programme is customised to each group, ensuring suitability for all age and competency levels.

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Phase 1

Communication advance activity

Phase 2

Specific obstacle training and controlled distractions (smoke pyro)

Phase three:

Real Teams Challenge

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THE VANGUARD

Leadership course

THE VANGUARD

Location:

Moke Lake / Ben Lomond Station

Duration

Full day

Focus:

Team reconnection

WHATS IT ALL ABOUT

OVERVIEW

A task-orientated team event run over one full day is designed to test individuals and teams within a constantly evolving series of tasks that ultimately result in the extraction of the group to a safe location. Through a series of agility-based tasks that require swift and effective evaluation, The Vanguard is designed to be run anywhere in the world and capable of being extended over several days.

With the ability to be adapted to alternative locations, The Vanguard challenge relies on a series of simulated tasks that challenge your team to think efficiently and effectively in order to achieve group success.

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Phase 1

Team re-connection

Phase 2

Continuous small tasks requiring swift re-evaluation

Phase three:

Primary task extraction

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Private Events

PRIVATE EVENTS

STAG/HEN DO'S

Prepare your best mate for marriage

Time to be different…STAG / HEN v MULE is a unique opportunity for you and your best mates to get out and have some tailored fun together. With years of experience in team and public challenges, the Mule team knows what works and how to create a fun, challenging day that will truly unite you before the big day.

Teams can be scored throughout every challenge allowing for a fun feedback/kangaroo court session at any after function event.

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CUSTOM EVENT?

Talk to us now about creating the challenge that best suits your needs, whether it is a private function, unique family adventure or just a one of challenge for you and your expedition team.

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Leadership Courses

SOMETHING HERE

LEADERSHIP COURSES

MOONLIGHT

Customised non-stop challenge, 24hrs upwards of a well balanced series of “legs” that you and your team must drive through. Designed for some of the top sports teams in their field, The Chaos programme offers a challenge like no other. Through mental challenges, high energy to endurance based distances and the grind of not knowing when the end will arrive.  Designed and delivered by specialists in the field of endurance based events.

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THE PINONEER

Customised non-stop challenge, 24hrs upwards of a well balanced series of “legs” that you and your team must drive through. Designed for some of the top sports teams in their field, The Chaos programme offers a challenge like no other. Through mental challenges, high energy to endurance based distances and the grind of not knowing when the end will arrive.  Designed and delivered by specialists in the field of endurance based events.

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AUS PROGRAMEE

Customised non-stop challenge, 24hrs upwards of a well balanced series of “legs” that you and your team must drive through. Designed for some of the top sports teams in their field, The Chaos programme offers a challenge like no other. Through mental challenges, high energy to endurance based distances and the grind of not knowing when the end will arrive.  Designed and delivered by specialists in the field of endurance based events.

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The Hunter Games

HUNTER GAMES

Next event: 4-Apr-2020

GAME INFO

The New Zealand national event series – open to individuals (or enter as a team).

*All Hunter Games participants must 13 or over or accompanied by an adult

The Mule Event Team have created the ultimate adrenalin-fuelled, Halloween inspired game for all to enjoy. A challenge that undeniably incorporates and offers participation for everyone no matter what level of fitness you are.

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How it works:

The Hunter Games require stealth over speed, tactics over all out strength, the ability to stay focussed and composed, to plan your route and ultimately come out as a survivor!

The arena is set, 20 obstacles lie between you and survival…good luck!

Participants will take part in 3 x 45 minute games.

The first 2 games are based simply on survival, participants are split into two groups, the Hunters and the Hunted (you will be both roles during the entire event).

HUNTERS

HUNTERS

Enter the arena and are tasked with removing the ‘lives’ from the Hunted (simply by grabbing one of the hanging tags from the Hunted participants waists, only one at a time)

HUNTED

HUNTED

Participants have 45 minutes to complete as many obstacles as possible within the arena, you may hide, sprint, dodge, run, crawl…you choose.

MAD MILE

OBSTACLES

Can only be completed if you have lives remaining. They must be completed as described at each obstacle. You may not loose a life whilst crossing an obstacle and the immediate area around each obstacle is marked as a safe zone.

HUNTED LIVES

HUNTED LIVES

These are simply long tags tucked into the waist belt of the participants that can be grabbed by the Hunters. Each participant starts with 2 lives, and can collect a new life at the safe cones when necessary. (limited to 2 lives at any time).

SAFE ZONES

SAFE ZONES

Areas around the arena provide a safe / rest zone for the hunted, here they can find water, staff, location map, new ‘lives’ and some friendly encouragement…maybe even some tactical advice. Obstacles are also considered and marked as safe zones.

EXTRA

SURVIVAL RECORDING

Each participant is issued with a specific named wrist band (or equivalent) that is used to record obstacle completion with the custom hole punches at each obstacle. (un-cheatable)

EXTRA INFO

SURVIVAL RATING BOARD

At the start and finish area participants can assess their survival rating from the score board.

SAFE ZONES

HUNTER GAMES MARSHALLS / REFEREES

Roam the course keeping track of the rules of the game and acting as on site assistance.

There is no set course, you may not leave the arena, you may not make physical contact with anyone else (unless assisting on an obstacle), you may not complete an obstacle without any ‘lives’, you must return to the track and then the Hunter Games HQ when the game horn is blown.

All participants have the chance to be both Hunter and Hunted.

The final game of the event is a true Halloween inspired Zombie Apocalypse…all participants may enter the arena and commence their survival attempt…but as the trained staff of zombies grab you, you too become a zombie chaser immediately…will anyone survive?

The Hunter Games has been designed to offer a completely different obstacle challenge event, a fun, an all encompassing Halloween mission.


The Mule Event Info

THE MULE SOMETHING

EVENT DAY INFO

Mule Maniac

Congratulations on taking on The Mule Challenge!

The Mule Team has worked hard to create the Mule Facility, but that is just a small part of what the Mule event is about. We want to create a great atmosphere for participants and spectators, and encourage full support throughout all the events. The info below will ensure you have the right information to make your day the most enjoyable it can be! Be prepared and take on the challenge – you are the maniacs that make The Mule great!

Mule rules

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED and SHARE with your entire team.

Important “Mule” area rules for all guests to The Mule Events: The Mule facility is located on a private working farm and as such we endeavour to respect and maintain this area – please assist us to do so.

Please note that there is limited to no phone coverage at The Mule facility

1.

Please respect the environment – place rubbish in bins or remove with you, and if you see any blowing around please grab it.

2.

Please listen to all Mule Staff, if they ask you to move to another area it will be for your own safety or the safety of the other competitors and spectators.

3.

Obstacles – The Mule course is about the challenge, we encourage you to attempt all obstacles as many times as you wish, ultimately you will make the decision when to move on.

4.

If you witness or locate an injured participant please check if they are ok and ensure they are in a safe location before informing one of The Mule staff who will then immediately deal with the situation.

5.

Do not adjust any gates, cross fences or enter any buildings unless specifically guided to do so.

6.

Please use the toilet facilities provided on site – portaloos, there are additional toilet facilities found at the DOC campsite next to Moke Lake itself.

7.

Please be aware of the Moonlight track and vehicles / general public utilising this area.

8.

All participants will be required to sign a hard copy of the waiver form during event check in.

9.

Intoxicated guests in The Mule facility will be asked to leave for their own safety.

1.

Participants may not take part in The Mule event if under the influence of alcohol or drugs – The Mule staff will have the right to remove any participant.

2.

Participants must be at the specific course brief prior to their event. (please see timings)

3.

Obstacles – The Mule course is about the challenge, we encourage you to attempt all obstacles as many times as you wish, ultimately you will make the decision when to move on.

4.

If you witness or locate an injured participant please check if they are ok and ensure they are in a safe location before informing one of The Mule staff who will then immediately deal with the situation.

5.

Mule staff are located at significant points around the course and will be easily seen, the staff are for safety and to guide you on the course or obstacles.

6.

If for any reason you end your challenge early (DNF), please inform the team at the Mule Finish line so that you are accounted for within the event.

7.

Participants must remain within the marked course – IF YOU LEAVE THE MARKED COURSE YOU WILL BE NOTED AS DNF (DID NOT FINISH)

8.

All participants will be required to sign a hard copy of the waiver form during event check in.

9.

TEAMS MUST CROSS THE FINISH LINE TOGETHER!!

Important Event Timings


0730

Car parking at DOC campsite this year please

0730-0830

Registration / Check In Open CHECK IN FOR 10km and 5km / On the day registration available for 10km and 5km Events (Cash Only)

0850

5km and 10km Briefing at Start Line (all 10km participants to attend, Individual and Team together)

0900

START (5km and 10km together)

1100

On the Day Registration and Check in for the MAD MILE Event

1130

MAD MILE Start

1230

All Events Estimate complete

Other information

  1. Clothing for the event – we recommend running style clothing, however, you may wear pretty much anything you like… but remember this is a family show!  Avoid lose items that can snag on obstacles and terrain.
  2. Footwear with good quality grip – The course consists of more water elements than destructive mud and as such we strongly recommend good quality footwear designed for all-terrain use.
  3. Warm, dry clothes and footwear for after the event – we encourage you to support other competitors and to enjoy the Mule Yard facilities, but better to be warm and dry when doing so.
  4. Cash (no eftpos on site) – food, drinks and photos available on site at the Mule Yard. MULE HOODIES ON SALE THIS YEAR ($60)!!!
  5. Personal Medication – please ensure you have all specific medication on site.
  6. Towel – you may be wet at the end of the event. (there are no shower facilities on site).
  7. Supporters – spectators are very welcome, please ensure they are aware of the rules and facilities.
  8. Sense of adventure, humour and some serious energy!! – it will just help!

  • Toilet Facilities
  • Drinking Water

The road to Moke Lake and The Mule Facility is a narrow dusty track and can be dangerous so please:

  1. DRIVE CAREFULLY and allow enough time to arrive without rushing.
  2. MINIMISE VEHICLES – Share rides and car pool as much as possible please.
  3. STAY CALM – and enjoy the views and landscape

  • Please ensure that your support team, friends and family are aware of the attached rules. They are more than welcome to bring picnics and beverages.
    Intoxicated individuals will be asked to leave The Mule Facility.

  • We would also encourage supporters to make the most of our partners products and take the time to take in the whole event.

  • And if they don’t cheer loudly enough they may be asked to reconsider their support techniques!


The Mule Event

THE MULE

Next event: 4-Apr-2020

ABOUT THE GIG

Exclusive terrain-based obstacle courses designed as an elite Queenstown adventure combining mud, rivers, mixed terrain, and hardcore obstacles to create the toughest of challenges for you and your team.

With the most strategic course layouts constructed to test your level of robust fitness, your can-do attitude, camaraderie, and your mental commitment. As tough as they are, the adventurous atmosphere of the Mule events make it easy to focus on the fun you are having and not how many obstacles you have beaten or how much ground you have covered. With the constantly inquisitive nature of the modern athlete/adventurer, the need for the next challenge to be a memorable one has become the driving force behind the Mule.

EVENT DAY INFORegister

Course design

Designed by former members of the British Parachute Regiment the Mule has been set up as a training tool for all those wishing to constantly improve their robust fitness and develop their all terrain skills.

The Mule creates an environment that demands true grit and determination, physical stamina and strength to overcome it efficiently.

It requires mental agility to adapt and overcome to the variety of obstacles and challenges, and a sense of humour creates the great morale needed to enjoy the endless options to push your limitations each and every time you take on the course.

10kms

ELITE COURSE

ELITE COURSE

The Benchmark Course the Mule offers, 10kms, over 20 obstacles, all terrain elements including the brutal hillside phase of the course offering a further opportunity to enjoy the location and the scale of the event

  • Highly Customizable Design
  • Pre-Built Pages and Sections
  • Clean Design
  • Extensive Theme Options
  • Top Notch Quality
  • Responsive Design
  • Tailored advanced Page Builder
  • Seo Optimised
  • Outstanding Customer Support

5kms

ELITE COURSE

ELITE COURSE

The Benchmark Course the Mule offers, 10kms, over 20 obstacles, all terrain elements including the brutal hillside phase of the course offering a further opportunity to enjoy the location and the scale of the event

  • Highly Customizable Design
  • Pre-Built Pages and Sections
  • Clean Design
  • Extensive Theme Options
  • Top Notch Quality
  • Responsive Design
  • Tailored advanced Page Builder
  • Seo Optimised
  • Outstanding Customer Support

1.5kms

MAD MILE

MAD MILE

The Benchmark Course the Mule offers, 10kms, over 20 obstacles, all terrain elements including the brutal hillside phase of the course offering a further opportunity to enjoy the location and the scale of the event

  • Highly Customizable Design
  • Pre-Built Pages and Sections
  • Clean Design
  • Extensive Theme Options
  • Top Notch Quality
  • Responsive Design
  • Tailored advanced Page Builder
  • Seo Optimised
  • Outstanding Customer Support

FAQ'S

Change the color to match your brand or vision, add your logo, choose the perfect layout, modify menu settings, add animations, add shape dividers, increase engagement with call to action and more. Change the color to match your brand or vision, add your logo, choose the perfect layout, modify menu settings, add animations, add shape dividers, increase engagement with call to action and more.

Change the color to match your brand or vision, add your logo, choose the perfect layout, modify menu settings, add animations, add shape dividers, increase engagement with call to action and more. Change the color to match your brand or vision, add your logo, choose the perfect layout, modify menu settings, add animations, add shape dividers, increase engagement with call to action and more.

Change the color to match your brand or vision, add your logo, choose the perfect layout, modify menu settings, add animations, add shape dividers, increase engagement with call to action and more. Change the color to match your brand or vision, add your logo, choose the perfect layout, modify menu settings, add animations, add shape dividers, increase engagement with call to action and more.

Change the color to match your brand or vision, add your logo, choose the perfect layout, modify menu settings, add animations, add shape dividers, increase engagement with call to action and more. Change the color to match your brand or vision, add your logo, choose the perfect layout, modify menu settings, add animations, add shape dividers, increase engagement with call to action and more.

Change the color to match your brand or vision, add your logo, choose the perfect layout, modify menu settings, add animations, add shape dividers, increase engagement with call to action and more. Change the color to match your brand or vision, add your logo, choose the perfect layout, modify menu settings, add animations, add shape dividers, increase engagement with call to action and more.

Change the color to match your brand or vision, add your logo, choose the perfect layout, modify menu settings, add animations, add shape dividers, increase engagement with call to action and more. Change the color to match your brand or vision, add your logo, choose the perfect layout, modify menu settings, add animations, add shape dividers, increase engagement with call to action and more.

OBSTACLE TYPES

  • Commit to the low level obstacles, enjoy the mud, the water and take the rough with the smooth
  • Training – Co-ordination, core strength, upper arms, upper legs
  • Practice crawling as low as you possibly can, work the arms and legs but keep the middle of your body very low to the ground, ultimately you will save energy and move more efficiently over the obstacles

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  • Confidence in foot placement will allow you to move faster over the terrain, however identify the surface and placement of your feet when necessary
  • On the steep ascents and descents lean into the hillside
  • Don’t be afraid of tripping in the water runs, if you constantly think about each step through the water obstacles you will slow right down
  • Training – strong legs, ankles

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  • Keep a strong grip on each hand placement
  • Momentum is key, use the constant energy from the initial launch into the obstacles and keep it going until the other side
  • Keep the fluid motion going and rest at the end of the obstacle not half way through
  • Training – Arms, shoulders, core strength

  • Commit to taking the walls at the first attempt
  • A fast approach will give you momentum as you drive up and over the wall
  • Get an arm over the top of the wall and capitalize on the initial driving momentum to leverage your body over the wall
  • On the bigger walls lower yourself feet first and drop to the ground
  • Land with your feet evenly together
  • Training – Strong legs, strong upper body and core strength


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    About

    ABOUT US

    Who we are

    Set in the natural rugged terrains of Moke Lake / Ben Lomond Station at the edge of Queenstown, Mule specialise in immersive leadership and development courses that are designed to challenge participants through controlled leadership scenarios and strategic team building through adventure-based experiences. Guided by highly trained professionals with diverse skillsets, Mule provides a platform that allows leaders and their teams to gain a better understanding of their own capabilities and inherent boundaries and leave with the tools to pursue growth, accountability and strategic leadership.

    Our passionate and experienced team is made up of individuals who are all driven by one clear unifying fact: exploration – whether it be physical, mental or creative (and often all three) – is the commanding force behind personal growth, team dynamic, and ultimately, professional enrichment.

    Mule has access to over 30 highly-trained professionals throughout New Zealand that each bring a unique set of skills to the table. From ex-military personnel, to professional athletes of the highest caliber, we curate a team of facilitators tailored to each group, ensuring that every programme run and every experience with Mule has maximum impact.

    Director

    Dugald Peters

    He’ll swim a lake, run up a mountain, then jump off the summit strapped to some rope and a thin piece of fabric.

    It’s an endless thirst for adventure that drives Dugald to pursue physical challenges, hunt them down, conquer, then push on. With seven years in the British Parachute Regiment fine tuning his logistical skills and a further 10+ years working in the corporate, conference and incentive field in New Zealand, Dugald specialises in designing strategic immersive Leadership Development Courses that combine physical toughness, mental agility and a certain level of resilience in order to strengthen leadership and fortify teams.

    From scholarships in Italy, sculpture awards in Scotland, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Edinburgh, Dugald is a creative mastermind who holds a diverse skillset and aptitude for alternative thinking.

    Patrick Duffy

    A self-proclaimed swiss army knife of the entertainment world - performer, director and designer - Patrick holds many accolades in the creative and theatre community and it’s this panache that underpins Mule’s creative programmes. For over 15 years Patrick has performed improvised comedy and theatre around the world and established Cleverfool Creative, a corporate entertainment company specializing in the conference and incentive market.

    His comedic and physical comedy skills has seen him become the only performer in the world to have won both the NZ and Australian title of National Theatresport.

    Kelly McAteer

    Kelly has a positive, can do attitude with the goal of helping and empowering others.

    With a double degree in Teaching (Secondary) and Physical Education in her back pocket from Otago University, Kelly is passionate about people and potential, and takes pride in helping others refine and define their products and themselves to always be better.

    Kelly is a fun and dynamic facilitator and coach which stemmed from her teaching experience in both NZ and England. Team sport focused and excited by comradery, Kelly enjoys recognising the internal power of groups and ensuring the equality of all voices in an organisation.