Inspirational Stories

Inspirational Stories

Becoming a leader at Outward Bound

Becoming a leader at Outward Bound

Leadership isn't always about leading a team from the front. Read about the different experiences these watchmates have had of leadership at Anakiwa and the impact it's made on their day-to-day. Read more

A letter from Chris and Logan

A letter from Chris and Logan

When I found out my 13 year old foster son Logan had the wonderful gift of a scholarship to Outward Bound and he needed an adult to accompany him I knew it had to be me! Read more

Sarah's story - the power of self-belief

Sarah's story - the power of self-belief

At Outward Bound, we give you the opportunity to write a letter to yourself during your solo - a time of intense reflection in perfect solitude. Sarah's letter is powerful, emotional and if you've ever wondered about taking up the OB challenge, be warned, Sarah's account will have you signed up in no time. Read more

Preparing for a big adventure

Preparing for a big adventure

Team OB have just set off on their big GODZone adventure, however the real adventure started well over 12 months ago for the team, or – one could argue – has been years in the making. 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

11 things you'll soon learn at Outward Bound

11 things you'll soon learn at Outward Bound

From the weird to the wonderful, find out what really goes down on an Outward Bound course Read more

Brother to Brother: From Cape Reinga to Bluff

Brother to Brother: From Cape Reinga to Bluff

Last month OB alumnus and father of seven Ollie joined 17 other cyclists to begin a north to south bike ride. Together, their aim was to raise awareness of Pacific Island and Maori men's health issues.  Read more