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

  • 17th May 2015

    Eskdale Course E165 - 5 September 1966
    Young Patrol - Instructor John Dawson, assistant Eric.

    I was an apprentice computer technician at Ferranti Ltd, Wythenshawe, Manchester.
    All apprentices were able to...

  • 10th May 2015

    I attended a 4 week course at the Ashburton centre in Devon during the summer holidays in the mid 70s. Unfortunately, due to a family bereavement, I had to leave the course after 2 weeks. Well do I remember sleeping out on...

  • 25th April 2015

    I particularly remember climbing Great Gable in the dark, so we could arrive at the summit and see the sunrise. Also setting a new record for getting 12 men over the wall in 1 min 18 seconds. Not to mention the runs around the...