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On 6th March, you might have spotted a sea of bobbing helmets on and around Hong Kong Island, sprinting across hills, sliding down rocks and creeks, or kayaking from beach to beach. This was the latest Outward Bound challenge, co-sponsored by Swire Pacific. A total of 376 individuals rose to the challenge of competing against time to complete mystery routes in teams of four; amongst the competitors were eight teams from Swire companies. The teams had no idea where they were going or what they would encounter prior to the race; they were only told that it was going to be physically challenging, required navigational skills, and that "you will definitely get wet". The experience proved to be an unforgettable physical endurance test, but more than that, it was a great opportunity to work as a team outside of a corporate setting. Putting the "work" into "teamwork" could not have been more apt than at the final challenge (literally next to the finishing line), where teams had to pull each other up a slippery, soapy slope and then jump from a height of around 3m. Many congratulations to the Corporate Category's 1st runners-up, the "TRY-athletes" team from Swire Properties, the 2nd runners-up "Yellow Tails" from Air Hong Kong and the Elite Men's Category 1st runners-up "The Green Dudes".

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"The Green Dudes" team, captained by Swire Pacific Trading & Industrial Division Executive Director, JB Rae-Smith (second from left) with friends Olivier Streun, Al Chalabi (first and third from left) and Mark Doel were first runners-up in the Elite Men's category.

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The Swire support team pictured at the start of the fundraising event.

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