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

  • 12th February 2014

    The three week course in the mountains as a 15 year old Leeds morning paperboy really toughened me up for life and if I had had a boy, I would have blessed him with the very dangerous and huge physical challenges that my...

  • 11th February 2014

    gettig arrested by police, one of our group put a rock thru a car window while on a hike he was the son of edinburghs assistant chief constable my bunkmate was a certain Geery Adams the rest is history

  • 6th February 2014

    I took an Outward Bound course 30 years ago; a path consciously taken to start grappling with the effects of 12 years of severe child abuse.  As an adolescent, I wanted to die after a particularly brutal night, but...