The Natural Edge Events
The Natural Edge creates bespoke, high quality training & experience packages for individuals and corporate clients. Drawing from expertise gained during our careers in UK Special Forces we provide training & experiences that develop teamwork, adaptability, resilience & tolerance to pressure in a friendly, safe environment.
Tracy Edwards won international fame in 1989 as the skipper of the first all female crew to sail around the world in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. The boat won two legs and came second overall in her class. The best result for a British boat since 1977.
In 2016 Tracy founded The Maiden Factor to rescue her beloved yacht Maiden, and raise funds for a number of small but effective charities who facilitate the education of girls around the globe.
Once restored Maiden will set sail around the world on a three year journey raising funds for girls’ education, crewed by a small but experienced team. To make sure the right candidates were selected for such a mammoth undertaking Tracy asked Justin Hughes from Mission Excellence and The Natural Edge to run a bespoke selection weekend. Despite the short notice and time restraints the weekend was a huge success, enabling Tracy and her team to select the right team for this fantastic project.
Follow The Maiden Factor Story here: http://www.themaidenfactor.org/story
Contact The Natural Edge to discuss your event. Click here.
"We needed to make the final candidate selection for a very challenging and arduous 3 year sailing journey around the world. With such a demanding project it was essential that we assessed each candidate's character, mental resilience, ability to work in a team and perform under pressure.
Along with Justin, The Natural Edge designed a bespoke selection weekend which provided the conditions to assess our candidates in a challenging but positive, and safe environment.
Simon and John were approachable, professional and ultimately delivered exactly what we needed."
Tracy Edwards - The Maiden Factor
"I engaged The Natural Edge to support on a challenging piece of work: a short-notice assessment weekend which needed to see people under real pressure, for The Maiden Factor. In spite of the short-term demand on time and resources, the team delivered a first-class input to the highest professional standards, and were pivotal in the design and delivery of a successful programme. I would recommend The Natural Edge unequivocally."
Justin Hughes - Mission Excellence
Dusk 'Til Dawn Microadventures
Thursday night wild camping. Back next morning for work. Maximum one hour from London.
Alastair Humphreys invented the concept of the microadventure as an antidote to our busy urbanised lives, by escaping into the simplicity and wilderness of the great outdoors.
"A microadventure is a short, simple, local, cheap adventure that is still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding." - Alastair Humphreys
The Natural Edge started running its own version named ‘Dusk 'Til Dawn’ (one night of wild camping, wild swimming and sleeping under the stars) to remove the barriers to microadventures, and get people away from the daily grind into the great outdoors. We find great locations, facilitate the entire experience, allowing people to escape the city grind, meet like-minded people, reset and reboot!
Microadventures are now open for corporate bookings. Click here.
"I went on TNE's micro adventure to the South Downs. After a short hike we made camp on the top of the hill with spectacular 360˚panoramic views - amazing spot!!! It was great to be out in the fresh air, detach from work and recharge the soul. The Natural Edge team made everything so easy we could relax and enjoy the experience - wine and al fresco dinner on the hill followed by a night under the stars. I would definitely recommend this anyone looking to experience wild camping, get some headspace and have a great experience. I can't wait for the next one!!!"