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

  • 19th September 2013

    There are so many memories of the month I spent at Burghead. The fortnight spent on the 'Prince Louis' or 'Spewy Louis' as she was affectionately known??? What has become of her? I know she went to Fort William.

  • 8th September 2013

    hello. i,m not sure if i was there in 1963 or 64....but what i can remember we were known as the group to avoid we had broken legs, broken collar bones and various other injuries.
    Certainly I can remember...

  • 30th August 2013

    The worst thing that has ever happend to me in my life,was an instructor called bob or rob.
    Still haunts me today and every day.