Stories

Stories

Learning to Lead

Learning to Lead

Nine years ago Wellington’s Gareth Jeune was scaling cliff faces, traversing ranges and jumping into the cold waters of Tōtaranui / Queen Charlotte Sound on his Outward Bound BETA course.

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Inspiring Alumni September 2020

Inspiring Alumni September 2020

We love that students express the impact of their OB experience in different ways: from continuing to explore and seek inspiration from te ao tūroa, mother nature, to creative expression like this amazing painting of Anakiwa by Jessie Magee. Read more

Marcel's Quick Banoffee Pie

Marcel's Quick Banoffee Pie

Our deconstructed Banoffee Pie is an easy winner, and we mean easy! It’s a perfect dessert to whip up quickly with basic pantry ingredients. Read more

Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death

Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death

Outward Bound alumni (McKenzie 623) Caroline Barron’s book Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death is out now, and is her personal story of motherhood, grief and trauma, and search for identity and whakapapa. Read more

Inspiring Alumni - Janet Cross

Inspiring Alumni - Janet Cross

Ashburton based alumni Janet Cross put her green fingers to work by selling fresh produce at her gate during lockdown to help support Outward Bound. Read more

Alysha's year of cleaning up NZ

Alysha's year of cleaning up NZ

Remember Alysha and her awesome pledge to pick up 100,000 pieces of rubbish across NZ in 2019 to raise funds for another student? Well, it was an interesting journey. Read her highs and lows Read more

22 Years and 2 Misses Later..

22 Years and 2 Misses Later..

Haslinda Abriham, Cook 395 (1997), a student from Singapore shares her story of catching up with fellow watchmate Julius aka twenty-two years on from their Outward Bound course. Read more