Low elements allow groups to create a greater sense of trust, cooperation, willingness to take positive risks, and to develop leadership skills. A group or team problem solve together as they participate on a low challenge course element. They are vital to any challenge course program because they serve as an important foundational step in the sequence of the day. Many high element mimic the skills learned from these lower elements and groups take away more from a well sequenced course. These elements are built using wood, cables, rope and other found materials installed in either trees, poles, or directly on the ground.