Chimanimani Mountains & Outward Bound
Last Updated September 01, 2005
Over the years I spent a lot of time in the beautiful Chimanimani Mountains situated near the village of Melsetter in the
Eastern Highlands of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). It was there that I first experienced the incredible
Outward Bound ® organization which has continued to have a profound influence on my life.
This site is dedicated to stories about, and photographs of, that delightful part of the earth and the many happy times
spent hiking there or sweating it out at Outward Bound. I welcome any contributions to the site.
The Wind Tunnels, looking East towards Sugar Loaf
"There can be no
doubt that the young of today have to be protected against certain poisonous
effects inherent in present day civilization.
Five social diseases surround them, even in early childhood. There is the decline in
due to modern methods of locomotion
- due to the widespread disease of spectatoritis
and skill - due to the weakened tradition of craftsmanship
- due to the ever-present availability of tranquilizers and stimulants
- due to the unseemly haste of modern life" Kurt Hahn, co-founder of Outward Bound
Chimanimani Excursion - Plumtree Pals 1973
Outward Bound Melsetter Madala's (Senior Men's) Course # 143 1975
Valediction to Owen Davies, Chief Instructor, Outward Bound Melsetter 1968 to 1976 d. 1994
A selection from my extensive collection of slides and photos
Related Web Sites
The Story of Melsetter (online copy of the book)
Outward Bound International
Outward Bound Canada
Outward Bound Australia
Outward Bound New Zealand
Outward Bound Hong Kong
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This site is maintained by Gordon Poultney, now living in Alberta, Canada