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The most challenging Outward Bound experience. Spend 19-days on an incredible wilderness journey, camping out every night underneath the stars.

Ultimate expedition

Taking you right back to our roots, this classic adventure is intended only for the most hardened of Outward Bounders and budding explorers.

An epic journey of self-discovery, you’ll spend each and every night camped out under the stars. The 19-day Ultimate Expedition will challenge you to become a leader, take the initiative and motivate yourself and others.

You will make lasting new friendships on the way and with the help and support of our most experienced instructors you will explore some of the most spectacular and remote places that the UK has to offer.



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Download the Ultimate Expedition itinerary (414 KB, pdf)

Download the Kit list for this adventure.

What time does the course start and finish?
The course will start at 5.30pm on the first Monday and departure is from 9.00am on the third Friday. As part of our all-inclusive package, we offer a free coach transfer to and from central transport hubs. Please call your centre to inform them of your arrival and departure times. We can arrange drop offs at a local train or bus station, or you are welcome to be picked up by parents/ guardians at the centre. You are recommended to book your transport as close to start and finish times as possible.

Is the Ultimate Expedition for me?
If you're up for a once in a lifetime challenge, the Ultimate is for you. It's an incredible opportunity to  explore some of the wildest places in the UK, spending every night camping out under the stars. You'll come away with life-long skills, new friends and an unbeatable sense of achievement.

As you might expect, the Ultimate is the most challenging Outward Bound adventure. You'll be spending your days out in the mountains or on water, covering some pretty difficult terrain and carrying your own fully packed rucksack. It's therefore advisable that you have a good level of fitness to take part. Most important of all, you should arrive with a positive outlook and plenty of enthusiasm! Previous experience of hill walking and camping would be a bonus. For more tips on getting fit for your adventure, see our main FAQs

What is included in the price?
The course is all inclusive. We provide all specialist equipment including waterproofs and boots, as well as food, accommodation, insurance and a coach transfer service. You only need to bring a small amount of personal spending money, around £10-15 per week plus a £10 refundable deposit for equipment.

What will I be eating? 
On expedition food needs to be lightweight. We have dehydrated food packs for breakfast and dinner; breakfast may be porridge or packet beans on toast; dinner maybe a curry or pasta in sauce. Lunch is full of handy snacks, which you can nibble on throughout the day. We cater for vegetarians and all diets [please let us know if you require a special diet at least 2 weeks in advance].

Are there any toilets or showers?
No, this is a wilderness adventure! Although there will be opportunities for dips in streams. You'll be able to have a proper shower when you return to the centre at the end of the course. It's worth packing a set of clean clothes for your journey home.

What weather can we expect?
Although the course takes place in summer, it is based predominantly in mountainous areas where weather can be unpredictable. At times a sense of humour will be required!

1. Experience and appreciate genuine adventure
2. Gain confidence to overcome new challenges and improve personal determination
3. Increased self-awarness and personal responsibility
4. Develop team skills with people from diverse backgrounds
5. Work on effective communication and consideration of others
6. Increase concern for, and greater awareness of the natural environment

7. Develop leadership and planning skills
8. Put learning into practice; becoming independent

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* With charitable funding for UK residents or UK passport holders


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