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

  • 9th February 2015

    The six weeks I spent at the Moray Sea School in Burghead Scotland was a wonderful experience some of the disciplines taught have stayed with me and helped greatly not only in my personal life but through my working life....

  • 31st January 2015

    I think I was at aberdovey in 1972or 1971 I have a few great memories on a two day hike up a mountain the wind was so strong it blow me over a fence and it was freezing the truck we traveled in reg TNT when absailing into a...

  • 27th January 2015

    Hi Carol I have just seen your story and wondered if you were on the same course as me? Mine was 1962 in that very bad winter. I would love to hear from you if you were