Rob Swan did not disappoint my expectations, he’s enthusiastic, motivational, his energy is infectous, he has an opinion and isn’t afraid to express it and he has a vision.
Within minutes of meeting Rob we were discussing how we can use his expertise and as importantly his team to achieve our goal for our business. Throwing us straight into the mix with ideas and suggestions for team building back in the UK, he knows what it is we require and clearly is prepared to help. Now for Rob to single us out and spend a few minutes sharing that with us to me shows he cares, he’s committed to helping us, specificly out of 80 other high profile deligates………..he’s targeting us from the start.
Tomorrow is the real start of the program, we have breakfast around 7am and start briefings and further introductions around 8am, rest assured there is no place to hide when Rob is about. After the initial introductory meeting we will be deligated into smaller groups for a team bonding exercise and walk into the nearby mountains to a glacier, where we will be set some individual and group tasks throughout the day. Beyond that I do not know what lies ahead.
I have also been single out by the outdoor activities expert within his team, Jason who has kindly ask me to assist in some of the tasks he’s been charged with later in the program, obviously its early days and I don’t know much detail. As some of you know I am a qualified mountain leader and climbing instructor which he says are not common on this type of expedition and is pleased to have someone else around with that depth of knowledge and experience. I’ve also discussed with the program manager to collaberate with Jason on doing a presentation on leadersip skills required for mountainous areas and adventure. Little discussions like this will without doubt push me out of my comfort zone and develop my skills in several aspects, public speaking, leadership, teamwork and other things Rob and his team will help me discover.
I already have alot to do and i’m looking forward with anticipation to the forth coming days in Antarctica.
After such a long day travelling myself and Stuart took the opportunity to have a quick look around Ushuaia, get some local currency, stretch our legs and fill our lungs with crisp cool fresh air.
As we suspected we its not 28C around here, feels more like home with a moderate high 8C.
We have been discussing photography with the expedition camera and video man Kyle, who reassures us we are amateur and he will provide us with plenty at the end of each day. Phew! So enjoy these ‘snaps’ they may be few and far between.