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It sounds like the video is saying (link with a time stamp corresponds the following)

"I spent quite some time in India before I joined the army. I went out there climbing, and up in West Bengal and all around Darjeeling. We were in Calcutta for a while and then we were with the Indian Army as well."

This post talks about the usage of out there without giving its meaning.

cambridge does not have an item about out there.

merriam-webster gives

: UNCONVENTIONAL

which does not seem an explanation.

what does out there mean?

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It's "went out there" - the addition of out emphasises the fact that the destination is a long way off. See definition 2 here.

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  • Thank you! Your answer is very helpful. I thought that sentence is a combination of "go doing" and "out there". Is that another way to break the sentence down? – peterpanai Feb 8 at 22:52
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    "I went out there [to India] [in order to go] climbing." – Kate Bunting Feb 9 at 9:04

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