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

  • 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...

  • 19th April 2015

    I attended the school sponsored by the RAF as a "warm-up" for my basic training as aircrew. Reading my log shows that some of it was hard, some of it was enjoyable and all of it was useful. The experience left me in a good...

  • 5th April 2015

    I had the pleasure of a three week Outward Bound course at APPLECROSS in Scotland, from 19th July to 9th August 1969.
    I was a shy 16 year old city girl from Glasgow, suddenly thrown into a new world of tents, hiking,...