Outward Bound Oman

News  - 2013

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  • Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 43rd National Day Rub Al Khali Challenge about to begin

    A challenging 21 day journey through the largest sand desert on earth begins soon for three intrepid teams to celebrate the 43rd National Day in Oman.

  • Saturday, 26 Oct 2013 HSBC Oman join The Patrons Company

    HSBC CEO Ewan Stirling and His Highness Sayyid Faisal bin Turki Al Said, Patron of OBO,met last week to finalise HSBC becoming members of The Patrons Company. In the current academicyear, HSBC will fund courses for four government schools, giving 72 Omani young people the opportunity to enhance...

  • Friday, 11 Oct 2013 Outward Bound Oman addresses 800 delegates in Spain

    Hiba AlHijazi and Martin Wauligmann spoke in front of 800 delegates in Salamanca Spain last week at the 10th world wilderness congress (www.wild10.org). Outward Bound Omans Connecting Cultures programme makes innovative use of wild places to address the issue of intercultural dialogue.

  • Sunday, 01 Sep 2013 Welcome to our two new instructors!

    To help us cope with the increased demand forour courses this year, we extend awarm welcome to our two new instructors,Sultan Al Hasni and Sokayna El Haddad. Both are now undergoing their basic training with a view to becoming full time Outward Bound instructors.

  • Saturday, 06 Jul 2013 Substantial increase in bookings for 2013/14!

    As we approach the end of the 2012/13 academic year, the signs are that next year will see a 40%increase in the number of courses here at OB Oman. To cope with this demand, we are in the process of appointing twonew trainee instructors to join the team. More news shortly.

  • Tuesday, 02 Jul 2013 Patrons Company Dinner a great success!

    Our first Patrons Company dinner held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Muscat proved to be a great success. In the presence of His Highness Sayyid Faisal Bin Turki Al Said, our Patron, we had the chance to thank our major partners for their support in 2012/13. Moving speeches by young course...

  • Monday, 20 May 2013 Instructor training at Outward Bound South Africa

    Three OBO instructors Sultan Al Jabri, Mohammed Al Touqi and Mohammed Al Rawahi are currently working hard in South Africa, learning skills from our colleagues at Outward Bound South Africa that we can share and introduce here in Oman this coming winter season.

  • Thursday, 07 Mar 2013 Our 2012 Annual Report now out!

    Our 12 page 2012 Annual Report is now out, beautifully designed by our friends at Hollock Waine. What a year .... an 86% increase in course participants, and 96.8%of all participants stating, at the end of their course,that they were more aware of the skillssought by employers in Oman when...

  • Friday, 01 Feb 2013 42nd National Day journey comes to an end on the roof of Oman

    The 42nd National Day journey ended on Tuesday January 29th, when a team of six young people from Caledonian College raised the Outward Bound flag on the summit of Omans highest mountain, the 10,000 ft high Jebel Shams. With the support of our friends at RAFO, we were able to meet them as they...

  • Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 Caledonian College team approach summit of Jebel Shams

    The final team on the 42nd National Day challenge, six Omani young people from Caledonian College, are now only five days away from the 10,000 foot summit of Jebel Shams. At the moment they are camped between Tanuf and Al Hamra, wth several days of ascent in front of them before they reach the...