Team Tanders versus Team Pia at Tree Top Adventure in Baguio

Tree Top Adventure is a great destination for outdoor activities and team building sessions.

Tree Top Adventure -Baguio

Team Tanders comes from the word ” Matanda ” or Old .  ( term use for older person, elder bloggers, heritage bloggers ) were coined by the members of the team compose of the author , Ms. Cha Sy, Mommy Cheryl Luis , Sir George Nava True , AXL Guinto , Wilmar Nicolas Duldulao , Clint and out team leader Mr. Orlee Pasion . However, not everyone will agree, since Sir Ver Garcia ( seasoned journalists and blogger ) was part of  Team Pia .

This was the first activity that the team did when we arrived at the Tree Top Adventure after  eating our breakfast last March 25 around past 10:30 am .

FB page of Mr. Allan Gokongwei

Team Pia ( Confidently Beautiful and Handsome Dynamic Young Bloggers ) was coined by their team leader and members .  This is like a friendly competition.

visitors must undergo briefing and orientation 

Team Building Challenges 

This is not your typical team building activity which involves rock climbing , running around on trails and shouting out loud . Each Team is given 3 tries .We had to finish each activity with the fastest allotted time period. We have 8 challenges plus 1 cheering competition a total of 9 challenges .

The first challenge was the cheering game.

View Deck

Our second challenge was held at the view deck area – It is called ABC or Alphabet challenge -Standing back to back with the other team members, each must recite the letters of the alphabet in proper sequence at the shortest possible time.  Our team took us about 27 second in our first try , 15 second in our second try and 11 second in our last try.

photo courtesy of Mr. Orlee Pasion

Bar Lift Balance – team effort and proper coordination is required. There are marbles  that are need to be lifted . this is our 3rd challenge.

LOOP LIFT -Using only your index fingers, each team member tries to lower a loop until a certain height, practicing team patience and coordination.

 Team must transfer the loop to the other station without the marbles dropping. We finish the first 4 challenges with less time compared to the other team .

 We went back at the Azalea to eat lunch and return after 1 hour and completed 5 more team challenges.


 facilitator briefing the group
Gem Drop involved hand , feet and mind coordination.  Using push and pull strategies in the fastest time possible- In this case, using only one hand in holding the rope.  Our group manage to get 26 minutes and 36 seconds . Team Pia got them at 39 minutes and 12 seconds
Kamikaze airplane see-saw
Team See Saw– This will surely test your balancing , coordination of weights . Our best time was just 9 seconds, while the other team got 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Plank Step– Team members must travel from one station to another without touching the floor using only the planks provided. Team Tanders manage to finish the race by just a hairline time of 6 minutes and 32 seconds while Team Pia manage to clocked in at 6 minutes and 42 seconds.
pipeline- photo courtesy of  Allan Gokongwei 

Pipeline –  Team members are given pvc pipes which they would use to transfer a ping pong ball from one station to another without letting the ball fall to the ground using only one hand .

treasure map

Treasure Hunt – quick mind thinking and speed. Team members are given pieces of a map that they need to form to see the bigger picture and determine the location of the treasure. Then a word ( Over 10 scrambled eggs ) was the final answer . Team Pia members was able to get the wooden idol just beating Team Tanders by few minutes .


Team Tanders – Won almost all the team challenges except for 3 challenges , Cheering- 74% Team Pia and 73% Team Tanders. Overall – Team Tanders got 854 points followed by Team Pia

This was announced last March 26 at the board room of Azalea Hotel and Residences.

Reflections and Moral Lessons

There were some mix emotions before the winners were announced. Some members of Team Tanders thought it was Team Pia who won the overall team building challenge . We all did our best and just enjoyed the team building activities.

Just as what out team leader Mr. Orlee Pasion said ” STOP, LOOK and LISTEN “. We may have our differences , but as a team settling our differences , combining our talent, communication, intelligence and patience -Makes Wonders.

That makes this team building activities closer. All of us became friends at the end of the journey .

Thru this team building challenge organized by TAGMedia , Tree Top Adventure , Azalea Hotel and Residences and Pinoy Bloggers Baguio Weekend Getaway.

group photo at Azalea Hotel ( courtesy of Mr. Orlee Pasion )

Tree Top Adventure Baguio

Special Tourism Economic Zone, Camp John Hay
Loakan Road, Baguio City
T: +6374 442-0800
M: +63932 404-1112

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