Nothing builds esprit de corps like facing and overcoming a great challenge as a team. CSA Adventure Challenges build confidence and foster self-development, positive communication, and leadership skills. The first CSA Adventure Challenge was a 178-mile relay race, the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Challenge. We fielded a co-ed, eight-member team from both coasts with athletic abilities ranging from “I’m training for a marathon” to “I haven’t run in 12 years.” Together, this team ran up and down the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the middle of the night, climbing to 7,500 feet above sea level while dealing with high winds, rain, and 40 degree mountain air. The day was spent traversing the arid pathways of the Nevada Desert while the temperature climbed to 85 degrees. In the end, the team completed the challenge in 26 hours and 25 minutes (8:55/mile) and placed 50th overall out of 154 teams. Our Adventure Challenge teams have also taken on Ragnar Relay races in Southern California, Mount Zion Utah, Cape Cod Massachusetts, Washington DC, and Bear Mountain West Virginia. We have also expanded the number of teams we field each year as the firm has grown and are proud to have fielded five separate teams in 2015. Ragnar races aren't the only team events we challenge our employees with. Visit our Facebook page to check out some of our other team challenge events.