Welcome

If you are a member of the Volunteer Reserve or Cadet Forces of the UK, and your unit is organising an expedition or adventurous training activity, the Ulysses Trust may be able to provide financial support.

Annual Review 2018

To read or download our 2018 Annual Review, please click the image below

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Good Luck to City of Edinburgh UOTC @CofEUOTC who are about to embark on expedition Bavarian Castle 19 2019, a multi activity expedition in Bavaria - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

Good Luck to Gloucestershire Army Cadet Force @PROGLOSACF who are about to embark on expedition TIGER VENTURER SPIRIT 2019, an alpine climb to ascend Grossglockner, the highest mountain in Austria - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

Good Luck to Staffordshire & West Midlands (North Sector) Army Cadet Force who are about to embark on expedition Dragon Venturer Otztal 2019 in the Otztal Valley, Tirol, Austria - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

Good Luck to @282ATC who are about to embark on expedition London Beacons 2019 for 3 days and nights of adventure in the Brecon Beacons - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

Good Luck to @TheQOY1 who are about to embark on EX: MAGMA FOX, their first Mountain Biking Expedition to Iceland - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

Good Luck to @CUOTC_Official who are about to embark on expedition Dragon Atlas Blue, a trekking expedition in the Moroccan Atlas mountains - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

Good Luck [email protected] who are about to embark on expedition BLUE ZENOBIA, a 13 day sub aqua expedition in the area of Larnaca, Cyprus - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

Good Luck to @BudmouthCollege CCF who are about to embark on expedition Trans Andes 2019, a mountaineering expedition in the High Andes of Ecuador - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

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Expedition Videos

Here are a selection of expedition videos produced by Reservist, Cadet and UOTC units we have supported.

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Our Ambassadors

Our ambassadors Levison Wood and Tania Noakes are often out and about exploring the wilderness, climbing mountains and promoting the Ulysses Trust.

Find out what they are up to at the moment via clicking on their Instagram photos below.

Levison Wood

  • Krak des Chaveliers, Syria, 2018. Final Ep of Arabia coming Thursday at 9pm on @discovery_uk #photography #leica
  • Overlooking the valley of Moses. Petra, Jordan. Tune in tonight for episode 4 of Arabia on @discovery_uk at 9pm to watch the splendour of the Holy Lands as I cross Jordan and the West Bank to reach Bethlehem in time for Christmas and on to the glistening domes of Jerusalem in this the Penultimate episode. #arabiawithlevisonwood 📸 @simonbuxton
  • Jericho, West Bank. December 2017. Episode 4 of Arabia sees me travel through the beautiful deserts of Jordan, visiting the famous ancient site of Petra before crossing the biblical river to enter the Palestinian Territories where I find a land divided. I meet people of every denomination and belief, from Palestinian protesters to Zionist settlers, Israeli special forces operatives to philosophical Arab ship keepers. This is the Holy Land of the modern era, and also where many of the 21st century’s problems began... watch tomorrow evening at 9pm on @discovery_uk #arabiawithlevisonwood
  • Looking back at this photo I remember it as one of the low points of any of my travels. Five mind numbing days sitting on a fishing boat crossing the Arabian Sea having been forced out of Yemen to take a detour via Somalia. It wasn’t the cockroaches, rats, pirates or even the prospect of kidnap by Al Shabaab that did me in- it was the food in Djibouti, that and an overwhelming feeling of homesickness. I’ve rarely been as ill as I was that week, nor as ready to quit and call it all a day. I was convinced I was going to die and I’d had enough of travelling for good. This photo sums up my mood, half way through the journey that I promised would be my last big expedition. Sometimes though, only by getting to rock bottom can you find the nerve to carry on and push yourself beyond anything you’d ever felt was possible. Don’t miss tonight’s episode of ‘Arabia with Levison Wood’ as I travel around the Horn of Africa into the secretive state of Saudi Arabia #arabiawithlevisonwood @discovery_uk #beard #somalia #saudiarabia #arabia #pirates #africa

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Tania Noakes

  • Glacial shapes and shadows on the Taschachferner of the Ötztaler Allen, Austria.
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“The light constantly changes, and that alters the atmosphere and beauty of things every minute.” #claudemonet #naturalbeauty #glacierart #icesculptures #taschachferner #taschachhaus #emotional #naturalwonder #ourbeautifulworld #riversofice #austria #thehighalpine #alpineguide
  • This is one of my favourite photographs of climbing in the dolomites. It was taken by my partner as we climbed the famous Buhlriss on Cima Canali; high above the Pradidali refuge in the Pala di San Martino. 🌟
Not only is this climb a #classicclimbsofthedolomites but it is an incredibly precious memory.
A day spent sharing a historic and beautiful rock climb with one of my best friends. ❤️ This one still shines strong and bright and keeps my heart hopeful... so much love for this incredibly beautiful place and for my amazing friend.
#cimacanali #buhlriss #treasuredmemories #lovethedolomites #dolomitici #paladisanmartino #rifugiopradidali #happymemories #lostinlove #bestfriends #burningbright #somedaysendure #invisiblebridge
  • Descending the Constantini via ferrata on the Moiazza... beautiful rock architecture on this justifiably renowned“Superferrata”. Today, my last day in the dolomites for a while, we climbed the Spigolo Sororu V+ on the Pala del Belia above the Refuge Carestiato.
This moderate dolomite classic enjoys easy access, an idyllic environment and varied climbing on solid rock... and is one of my seven missing second edition BONUS routes! 🌟
A fine finish to a great week climbing with @tracksandtrails 
#paladelbelia #spigolosororu #moizza #moderateclassics #3/7 #classicclimbsofthedolomites #viaferrata #constantini #superferrata #rockamphitheatre #downclimb #nowgetdown #whatgoesup #weekswithfriends
  • Goats aside, yesterday’s route  up-staked our adventures over in the beautiful grasleitental. Our mission: The striking “Valbonkante” or NW ridge of the Valbonspitze which is the arete just behind this kid’s head.
This #classicclimb soars above the Grasleitenhütte, draws the eye and positively begs to be climbed... and climb it we did. Less well pegged than many classics, and with rock that requires constant focus, it nonetheless provides a full package of adventure. From an idyllic approach, to several memorable pitches culminating in a long easy scramble along the crest to the summit. Even the descent delivered some improvised fun with the descent couloir still half-filled with snow... 😳😂💪
Altogether a proper dolomiti adventure and a fine day out shared with Julia from @tracksandtrails 
#classicclimbsofthedolomites #78/94 #dolomitici #climbingdolomites #dolomiteunesco #unescoworldheritage #valbonspitze #grasleitenhütte #goatguardians #thisismyplayground #fulladventure #summits #spikeymountains

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