A training and leadership company has drawn on the feats of a world record holding adventurer to create a motivational game for businesses.

Berrison, based in Kendal, has collaborated with Guinness World Records holder Pauline Sanderson to create The World’s Longest Climb.

The team challenge is based on Pauline's 2006 Everestmax Expedition, which involved an 8000km bike journey from the Dead Sea to Tibet and finished on the summit of Mount Everest.

It takes the form of an interactive, large scale boardgame, which challenges teams to 'travel' from the world’s lowest point to its highest, working together to overcome challenges along the way, such as logistics, language and bureaucracy.

Teams have the option of having Pauline deliver a motivational speech before they begin playing the game.

“We were hugely inspired by Pauline’s story and recognise that so many challenges she faced were the kind of things that affect us in everyday life - and certainly in business,” said Martyn Mills of Berrison.

“By using her experiences and recreating them, the activity has a really authentic feel.

"We’ve created the game to fit into conferences of up to 100 people, or be used as a standalone activity, with teams of six to 10.

“We’ve been delighted to work with Pauline on this programme as we want all our events to be authentic in terms of real life scenarios and environments and this game will be fun for all involved.

"This was a hugely important part of the Everestmax criteria for success and fundamental to the ethos of all Berrison team challenges.

"We are confident it will be a huge success, particularly when Pauline is involved to set the scene in an opening speech.”

Pauline said: “The main aim of The World’s Longest Climb is to tear down barriers that prevent individuals and teams optimising on results and working as a team.

“When we work with different roles and cultures we can subconsciously harbour stereotypes instead of being open minded.

"We can also be guilty of wasting time on trivia rather than saving the energy for the important things.

"This challenge is also an opportunity to highlight the benefits of a positive mindset in all aspects of work and life.”

Berrison specialises in leadership development and teambuilding, working with businesses such as Airbus, Morgan Sindall, PHS and ISS as well as smaller SMEs and start-ups across the UK.