Is this Adventure for me?
If you're a 18-22 year old who actively enjoys going on adventures and overnight expeditions and want to push yourself outside of your comfort zone by taking on the 19-day adventure.
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 19-day adventure.
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.
There's only one course that's worthy of 'pinnacle' status and that's our infamous 19 day adventure. For 16-22 year olds, you'll spend 19 days (18 nights) not just away from home, but away from the centre too, deep in the wild. That's right, this is one epic adventure where you'll explore deep into the wild and sleep under canvas every night.
Prepare to meet your harshest teacher yet: mother nature. You need previous experience of exploring the outdoors and camping. You may have already been on an Outward Bound Adventure and are now want the ultimate adventure of a lifetime, where you journey into the remotest corners of the UK and conquer the tallest mountains on the British Isles.
You will have self-reliance and independence, and seeking to now push yourself beyond your limits to see what you are truly capable of. To be more than you think.
This is Outward Bound's most challenging programme. But the greater the challenge, the greater the reward. This we guarantee: you will not be the same person at the end. After 19 days you'll return 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
- 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.
- 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
The Adventure Fund
Whatever your circumstances, we want you to be able to have an opportunity to go on a summer adventure. As a charity we raise money to provide support when you need it. The adventure fund is here to help.
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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.
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.