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Kathmandu and Outward Bound – Partners since 2005. Our continued support for Outward Bound stems from our desire to inspire our customers to experience the outdoors and Live the Dream®. We see Outward Bound and the experiences they provide as a bridge for people to discover or enhance their connection with the outdoors. Outward Bound's link with the outdoors makes it easy to see why Kathmandu wants to be involved.
Kathmandu Live the Dream® Outward Bound Scholarships - Applications open now
If you’re looking for a challenging new adventure and something to put yourself outside your comfort zone – then apply for the chance to go to Outward Bound with Kathmandu’s Live the Dream® Outward Bound Scholarships! Kathmandu is thrilled to be able to offer four Live the dream® Outward Bound Scholarships. So step up to the challenge and experience a new adventure
How to Apply
Kathmandu customers can nominate themselves, or others, to be the recipient of an Outward Bound course. There are no prerequisites, except for basic fitness, good health and a ‘can do’ attitude. You don’t have to be an athlete, this is about everyday people getting into the outdoors and giving it 110%! Applications close Monday 27 May 2013.
The four eligible Outward Bound courses include:
(1) Classic and (2) Masters – the original and ultimate Outward Bound experience, with 21 days of everything Outward Bound has to offer including kayaking, sailing, bush navigation, rock climbing and the opportunity to discover new possibilities for yourself. Classic is for 18-26 years and Masters is for those aged 27+
(3) Discovery – push your boundaries and recharge. This eight day course is great for adults who want to challenge their limits on all activities Outward Bound has to offer and re-evaluate what is important. Two age groups 27+ and 40+.
(4) Adapted courses – a range of eight day, low impact and disability courses for those aged 18+.
For more information on Outward Bound courses visit outwardbound.co.nz
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: No purchase necessary. Only current New Zealand residents can apply. Scholarships are not open to Kathmandu staff members. Only applicants that complete the application in full will be assessed. Subject to standard Outward Bound enrolment criteria and conditions. Course options limited to Classic, Masters, Discovery and Disability courses. Applicants must be 18 years and over and not attending school. Scholarships are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Must be redeemed (enrol in course) within 3 months of being awarded. Outward Bound and Kathmandu may contact you about products and services – your details will not be provided to any other organisations. The scholarship does not include travel to and from Outward Bound, the cost of completing a medical with a Doctor, and does not cover Travel Insurance. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, Kathmandu and Outward Bound will not be liable for any loss or damage (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for personal injury suffered as a result of accepting this scholarship. By accepting this scholarship, the winner acknowledges that his or her name and photograph may be used for publicity purposes. Entries must be submitted by 27 May 2013. Successful applicants will be selected by Kathmandu Head Office and will be advised by post, telephone or email no later than 10 June 2013. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Kathmandu Clothing and Equipment at Outward Bound
Outward Bound courses are renowned for extreme locations and challenging activities. Having gear that can withstand being used all year-round is crucial. Kathmandu works with Outward Bound to decide what products would best suit their demanding needs. Some of the most critical pieces of equipment are the tents and packs students take into the bush and use throughout their course.
Given the tough environment that Outward Bound runs its courses in and the technical expertise of its instructors, Kathmandu and some key Outward Bound staff have been working together to test and refine new technical products including new sleeping bag designs, and ongoing testing of existing products.