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GALLERY: A Tree-mendous Team Building Day

19 July 2014

The Clarets head deep into the Austrian forest for a day of challenges

The Clarets enjoyed an adventure-packed afternoon of team bonding during their pre-season tour to Austria.

The Geier Erlebnispark, around 20 minutes from the team hotel in Bad Waltersdorf was the spectacular setting for a series of challenges laid down to the squad.

The players, split into three groups, had to endure their team climbed a 15 foot wall without the aid of any outside assistance – other than harnesses!

Other challenges included moving each person form one side of a spider net to the other without touching the net, and transporting each member of the team across the forest using tree stumps and planks of various lengths.

But the final, death-defying act was a nervous climb up a 30-foot tree trunk, eventually standing on a plate-sized platform at the summit and performing a ‘leap of faith’ while team mates held tightly onto the harness straps.

Thankfully, everyone survived, and a full gallery of the fun-packed day can be seen below, courtesy of Andy Ford.


Kieran Trippier and Tom Heaton




Kevin Long shows off his Spiderman impression


Marvin Sordell attempts the climb


Jason Shackell lends a captain's hand


Matty Taylor gets a helping hand


Michael Duff heads up






Jason Shackell and Danny Ings go head to head


David Jones holds on tight


Scott Arfield walks the plank


Full stretch...


Up, up and away!


Time to look up ...


Ben Mee reaches the 30 ft summit


As does Kieran Trippier


Matt Gilks says his prayers...


Michael Duff leaps into the unknown




A big thank you to all at Geier Erlebnispark, from everyone at Burnley Football Club


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