19 Day Ultimate Expedition 18-22 years old
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The Ultimate Expedition

18-22 years
From £1,900.00
Is this Adventure for me?

For 18-22 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.

20 Jul 2021

The Ultimate

I am so so so grateful that I had the opportunity to do the Ultimate this year at Loch Eil. I had the best time ever and I want to do it all over again! I met the most amazing people who I miss a lot already but we will hopefully be lifetime friends so I will see them again. Also a shoutout to the best instructors ever - Sam and Nathan. I couldn't have done it without them. Thanks Sam for being the kindest person and always listening and thanks Nathan for bringing us fresh vegetables - they were the best thing ive ever tasted! And also a Big thanks to Laura for bringing us food and clean clothes! I recomend this course to anyone and everyone especially if you love a challenge and climbing mountains.
- Niamh Hay
18 Aug 2019

Aberdovey Ultimate Expedition 2019

This is my second ultimate expedition as I enjoyed my first at Ullswater last year. I wanted to have a different experience in a new location and meet new people. In both expeditions I met some very interesting people from multiple countries with very different backgrounds, who I am still in contact with today and I appreciated how close everyone became over the course of the expeditions. I have really challenged myself in both expeditions and overcome various fears of mine, which really helped with my self esteem. One of the bonuses of the ultimate is how much fitter I was by the end of them and how it encouraged me to keep fit afterwards. I would definitely recommend the ultimate if you want to extend yourself, psychologically and physically.

- Carla H
15 Aug 2019

Ultimate Expedition

I really enjoyed my ultimate expedition. We went sea kayaking, did plenty of walking, climbed Munroes and rode a couple of trains. It was an amazing experience and I loved our instructor Louise. It was a bit rough at first but smoothened out pretty quickly. It’s not for everyone the ultimate, you’ve got to be tough, willing and committed. But if you adhere to these ideals you’ll have a smashing time.

- Fynn R