Champions Stories

Champions Stories

Alysha's goal to clean up NZ

Alysha's goal to clean up NZ

OB Champion Alysha has a goal to raise funds for Outward Bound by collecting 100,000 pieces of rubbish in 2019 across New Zealand's beaches, rivers, coasts, forests and public areas. Keep an eye on her progress here! Read more

Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile

Wellingtonian Breanna Ward swam the Strait in 7hours 26mins on Saturday 1st December, 2018 to raise funds for the Outward Bound Champion programme. We caught up with Breanna to chat about the swim and what she's planning next. Read more

Charity walk from Bluff to top of South Island

Charity walk from Bluff to top of South Island

While most university students tend to relax after finishing their exams, one OB Alumni has strapped on her tramping pack and is currently on a 75-day walk of the South Island. Check out her inspiring story here. Read more

OB Champion Breanna takes on Cook Strait

OB Champion Breanna takes on Cook Strait

Outward Bound had such a positive impact on Breanna's life that she wants other people to have the opportunity to experience OB too. In the summer of 2018/2019 Breanna will be swimming the Cook Strait to fundraise for OB. Read more

First time marathoner smashes fundraising goal

First time marathoner smashes fundraising goal

Aydhen, Batten 629, completed a Professional course in 2017 and was sponsored by his employer, Fisher and Paykel, as part of their leadership programme. He shares with us why his experience motivated him to get involved in the OB Champion programme. Read more

Q&A with an Outward Bound Champion

Q&A with an Outward Bound Champion

After her course, Anna Erwood set a goal of raising $500 to contribute to another students OB course fee. She signed up for our OB Champions programme and decided to tackle the Orewa Beach Half Marathon as her challenge. Read more

Katrina Sneath finds a new Horizon

Katrina Sneath finds a new Horizon

My name is Katrina Sneath and earlier this year I did the eight -day Outward Bound Horizons course at Anakiwa. I have Down Syndrome. I don’t let this stop me! In fact, it makes me even more determined to find out what is possible in life. It isn’t always easy, but I love trying new things. Read more