Gwyn McGuire
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Gwyn McGuire - Ullswater, The Lake District, 1958

An excellent ethos - instilled for life!

In 2001, during an unplanned stop at the Ullswater Centre, I still found it somewhat of an emotional experience to cast my mind back to all those years ago(1958) and to remember some of the activities that we undertook, the places that we went and the tutors and fellow course members I shared my time with.

One event in my life, which I think proves that the old Outward Bound Ethos, instilled in me all those years ago, is still very much in my makeup, is my graduation from university in 1997 at the grand old age of 55!

And even now, I still embrace the ideas of 'striving to succeed' and fully intend to grow old disgracefully and explore what life and the world has to offer!

(Gwyn kindly posted us this story and we have uploaded it to the website with her permission.)