STORIES

Stories

Outward Bound was founded in 1941 to give young men the confidence to survive if their ships went down in the North Atlantic. The model was so successful that when the war was over, young men from commerce and industry were sent on courses with remarkable results.

Now we have girls and boys as young as 11 years of age participating in Outward Bound. While some things have changed, what remains the same is the unique adventure and personal journey each participant experiences. Every story is an adventure worth reading - and worth sharing - here.

What was your biggest Outward Bound challenge? Do you have a humorous or poignant story to tell? Have you used the skills and confidence from Outward Bound to help you in life?  We would love to hear your experience of Outward Bound.

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Your Stories

  • 13th February 2016

    Fantastic memories, cold showers, swimming in Ullswater in February, canoeing, rock climbing, wonderful mountain scenery. Great tutors, fantastic friendships made. I was in Shackelton patrol as I remember and had the time of...

  • 28th January 2016

    49 years on I can honestly say that the experience of my Outward Bound course in 1967 made a lasting, positive impact on me and my life. I am a geologist by profession having worked in exploration and mining before...

  • 27th January 2016