Oman Team Building & Executive Retreats: Mountain Team Building

Facilitated Team Building & Executive Retreats
in the Oman (Muscat, Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar)




  • We are a Toronto (Canada) based management consulting firm.
  • Our Oman team building ranges from 3 - 4+ days.
  • We do NOT specialize in activities that are strictly recreational.


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Mountain Team Building, Oman: The Quest for the Silver Oryx

3 - 4+ Day Team Building Simulation

  • Encourage risk taking.
  • Fine-tune your marketing skills
  • Improve cohesion between geographically dispersed teams.
  • Equip your team for the challenges of a rapidly changing environment.
  • Improve your team's ability to deal with uncertainty and tolerate ambiguity.
  • Introduce your team to a suite of simple but powerful tools for planning, decision making, and brainstorming in a fast-paced environment.


Mountain Team Building: The Quest for the Silver Oryx, a 3 - 4+ day facilitated business team building simulation in Oman, is ideal for executive retreats and team building.

Mountain Team Building, Oman

This lost in the mountains simulation will familiarize your team with a suite of tools that they will then use to generate solutions for your own business issues and challenges.

Your team will spend a full day in the mountains participating in a variety of facilitated business exercises and outdoor team challenges to:

  • hone their sales, marketing and teamwork skills
  • gain exposure to global markets
  • broaden your horizons and gain a more international perspective


Oman is a VERY rugged country and it takes time to get around. It is HIGHLY recommended that your arrive early on the first day and stay in a mountain village for at least one night..


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  • We do NOT have an office in the Sultanate of Oman. ALL inquiries are handled from Toronto.
  • Our Oman team building ranges from 2 1/2 - 4+ days.
  • We do NOT specialize in activities that are strictly recreational.


Please note: We are Toronto based team building specialists and business consultants who specialize in facilitated business team building and executive retreats. Our senior facilitator will travel to Oman from Canada to facilitate your sessions.

Our local alliance partners in Oman deliver the recreational activities, food and beverage requirements according to our exact specifications.


Mountain Team Building, Oman



Inspired by the TV show Survivor, Mountain Team Building, The Quest for the Silver Oryx takes teams through a step-by-step "team tune up" to:

  • Build team spirit.
  • Identify and eliminate communication stop gaps.
  • Identify untapped markets for your products and services.
  • Harness your team's creative genius to resolve business issues.
  • Forge stronger links between geographically dispersed teams.


Also available in Hatta & Al Ain, UAE


The Storyline

Oman Team Building: The Quest for the Silver Oryx


This is the Oman Team Building storyline. It will be customized for other locations.

It was supposed to be the ultimate thrill of a lifetime, an abseiling adventure in the mountains of the Sultanate of Oman. After a short course at the Mountain Survival Academy, you're on your way.

There were mountains to climb, forts to explore and spectacular views to enjoy. No wonder you and your team just couldn't resist going for it. A roller coaster ride up and down the rugged mountain trails in 4 x 4, lots of laughter, a sense of exhilaration....and you're out of gas and LOST.

You're separated from your guides and the rest of your party. You've lost your money, your plane ticket, and your passports. All that you have left is the clothes on your back and the one luxury item you managed to sneak inside your gear.

You're not too worried; your guides assured you that, if you got lost, they would send out a search party. In the meantime, members of your party stumble across an old satchel with treasure maps and compasses (1 per team) while they are out exploring some caves. The maps and compass bearings show you where you can find the silver Oryx and some treasure.

You start a fire and make a snack to contemplate your hour discovery can be of value. Your map takes you higher into the mountains and the view is spectacular. After some persistence, you use your map and compasses to find a treasure chest with the silver oryx and coins. It's not enough money to get you back home but you realize that you might be able to use it to buy some artifacts and enter into an agreement with some local artisans to market their wares and raise the money to return home

Tired and hungry, you run into a goat herder in the mountains. He shows you where you can trade in the silver Oryx to get some gas in the mountains to get your jeeps going again. He takes you to his village to enjoy a scrumptious meal with his family, relax and re-gain your strength. Then, he takes you to a local souk and bazaar where you use your coins to purchase a special craft or artifact.

With the instructions of your host, you find your way to a beautiful oasis just over a mountain pass. It's like a scene from the movie Lost've found your Shangri-la. You enjoy a feast on the beach and some local entertainment.

After a good night's rest, you develop a strategy to market your craft and raise the money for the journey home. You debrief and reflect on your experience and how what you have learned can be used when you get back to the office. You develop a plan to share what you have learned with your team.

Your Mission

Your Mission: To get home, you have to raise the money for your airfare and to replace the supplies you've lost. The only way to survive is to take stock of your situation, make your plans and take action.

You'll forage for food, identify a product that you can manufacture in the mountains to raise money, and design a marketing strategy that you can implement upon rescue. You'll compete for valuable prizes to help you implement your plan.

  • Follow the clues and use GPS equipment to find the silver oryx.
  • Exchange it with a goat herder for accommodation in their village.
  • Start a fire.
  • Thank your hosts by providing a feast for the village.

After lunch, you pull out your Mountain Survival package that your guides gave you and you begin to design your strategy using idea chains, storyboards, flow charts, and force fields.

After you're rescued, you are whisked to a beach oasis where you will have an opportunity to debrief your experience and apply lessons learned to your business.

Team Challenges

  • GPS challenge
  • Orienteering
  • Abseiling (Optional)
  • Firestarter Challenge
  • Outdoor cooking Challenge

Facilitation & Logistics

Facilitation: Your facilitator will take you through a briefing to ensure that the links between your mountain survival experience and the daily challenges your team faces are clear. Your facilitator will debrief the experience with your team to help you mine your experience for insights that team members can take back to work and use immediately.

Logistics: The initial 1/2 day briefing can be conducted at a hotel or at your office.