19 Day Ultimate Expedition 16-17 years old
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The Ultimate Expedition

16-17 years
From £1,900.00
Is this Adventure for me?

For 16-17 year olds who actively enjoy going on adventures and overnight expeditions and want to push themselves outside their comfort zone by taking on the Ultimate Expedition.

  • Level of Adventure: Pinnacle
  • Spend 19 days (18 nights) away from home
  • One, continuous expedition - you will be away from the centre for the entire adventure
  • Experience of wild adventures and going on overnight expeditions needed
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Prepare to meet your harshest teacher yet: mother nature. This classic adventure is made for dedicated Outward Bounders and aspiring young explorers.

A rolling camp where you can conquer mountains, paddle through waters and sleep under the stars. You'll achieve more than just step-goals with the Ultimate Expedition.

Free from the centre you'll get to explore some of the wildest corners and tallest mountains the British Isles has to offer. It'll make your run-of-the-mill DofE exped feel like a walk in the park.

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What you'll be doing

A rolling camp from start to finish you'll call many places 'home' during your expedition, spending no more than five nights in the same spot.

You'll learn the art of navigation, camp craft and mountaineering as well as more technical skills like canoeing and rock climbing. You'll also be introduced to one of Outward Bound's most famous traditions: 'the solo'.

By day nineteen you'll return to the centre with a team that's as solid as a rock, and with memories to last a lifetime.

What you'll experience

  • Genuine adventure
  • Confidence and determination
  • Growth mindsets
  • Team working
  • Communication
  • Leadership skills
  • Independence DofE Bronze and Silver expedition training and/or practice (optional)
  • DofE Gold residential (optional)

The price, what's included and kit list

We're not interested in making money, just changing lives. So there's only one price and no hidden extras.

Reserve your place with a deposit of just £100 today.

What's included

  • One instructor from start to finish
  • Full programme, crammed full of activities
  • All the kit to keep you safe, dry and warm
  • Accommodation and bedding
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Fully comprehensive insurance

What you'll need:

  • A sense of adventure
  • Clothes and footwear for each day
  • £10 deposit for any kit you borrow
  • A camera (for the memories)
  • Money for souvenirs and a post-expedition ice cream (recommended)
  • Your eDofE number (if you're using this for parts of your DofE)
  • Small sports bag or holdall

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The Adventure Fund

We won't let money stand in your way, if you need a top-up apply to the Adventure Fund.

Take a look at what other people have been saying

If you've been on one of our adventures, why not provide a review yourselves? Let other people know what they can expect.

21 Aug 2019

Ultimate Expedition 2019 (Aberdovey, Snowdonia)

For me the ultimate meant making new memories, exploring beautiful places, building new friendships, surpassing myself both physically and mentally
to drive myself up several mountains and to smile through thick on thin regardless. Meeting new people and then having to stay with them for 19
days is a strange but exiting experience you'll come to hate and love all of them. The experience you'll gain on this course is priceless whether it's learning to; navigate through forests, scramble up
treacherous rocky paths, rock climb, canoe or to become more confident in yourself, you'll learn it all. Having now done it myself I have no regrets at all, everything gained has been positive. If I were to name just one of the aspects I loved, (too many to count) it would be the fulfilling feeling of achievement after climbing an overbearingly huge
pile of rocks (a.k.a, a mountain) with the summits view as the reward. Even if there is no view the fact that YOU and YOUR team made it to the
top makes you feel like your on-top of the world. I highly recommend signing up for this course, the memories you'll make and the experience you'll gain will last a life time

- Robert J
17 Apr 2020

Amazing adventure

I completed this about 2 years ago it was amazing, it a great way to make new friends and learn new skills

- Ben W
21 Nov 2020

Outward Bound

August 1960. Ullswater, four weeks. Without doubt this gave me the backbone and determination to keep going no matter how hard the odds both physically and mentally. Especially needed while I wobbled over a career but once on the way I went to the top of my profession as chief exc of an international publisher.

To this day at 78 I still need those qualities of persistence and determination. Thank you Outward Bound and Ullswater.

- Gareth