It’s easy to limit or not invest in yourself for a whole bunch of reasons. I was surprised that after 8 short but tough days, I had an experience that is now ingrained in my day to day life. Doing this course is the best decision I ever made.
Each participant must undergo a medical screening prior to confirmation of enrolment. Read the Outward Bound Participation Guidelines here.
You must complete an Outward Bound medical form with a doctor. The medical form is valid for 90 days* from the date it is completed by a doctor and must be valid until the course start date. All medical forms will be reviewed by our nurse.
If you are concerned about a medical condition, please call us on 0800 688 927 to talk it through.
*Medical forms for participants booked on either a Mind Body Soul, Classic, or Leaps & Bounds course are valid for 180 days.
The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it! You must be able to comfortably run 3km in under 25 minutes, plus complete a full day's physical activity.
Check out our guide to getting fit and healthy for OB.
No, you don't need to have any experience of outdoor activities or spending time outdoors.
You simply need to be willing to give the activities a go. The more you get involved, the more you will get out of your course.
Outward Bound is your opportunity to simply be yourself, without the expectations of people who know you. For this reason, we don't allow you to attend a course with friends or people you know.
You can attend at the same time as someone you know, however, we will put you in different groups (where available).
Our Leaps & Bounds and Custom Design courses are the exception to this rule.