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 2017

To read or download our 2017 Annual Review, please click the image below


Recent Tweets

If you enjoy diving and vintage motorcycles you need to grab a wetsuit and visit the legendary wreck of the SS Thistlegorm which lies at the bottom of the Red Sea. This was one of the sites visited by Reservists from 4 Yorks during Ex: Yorkshire Stingray last year.

Last week the CTC Instructors were away on adventure training in France completing SF1 and SF1 continuation training. Here are a few pictures from the end of the week! @UlyssesTrust

@UlyssesTrust And another photo of the team on the ski exped supported by @UlyssesTrust All home safe and sound and ready to start delivering another course today 👍🏻

“The Sherpa’s where an amazing source of knowledge and my friendships with them allowed me to gain a much deeper understanding of Nepalese culture and the history of Everest Expeditions." Alex Coombe (age 17) West Mercian Air Cadet | Ex: Everest Basecamp Expedition, Nepal 2018

Last day and what a great time @1_NI_ACF @2NIACF have had in @Pamporovo1 on EX CADET SNOW FINN 2019 supported by @UlyssesTrust #ACFA until next year 👍 a MASSIVE thank you to @murphy0051 for organising this fantastic opportunity for cadets from both Battalions

@UlyssesTrust Here's another snap of the guys on the slopes! That's SF1 complete for everyone in the photo 👍🏻

Almost there on Day 5 on EX CADET SNOW FINN 2019 @Pamporovo1 Bulgaria @2NIACF thanks again to @UlyssesTrust & #ACFA for your generous support

If you enjoy diving and vintage motorcycles you need to visit the legendary wreck of the SS Thistlegorm at the bottom of the Red Sea. This was one of the sites visited by Reservists from 4 Yorks during Ex: Yorkshire Stingray. Read the full report at https://t.co/LdEV8R0VAM

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Expedition Videos

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


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

  • Ugandan fisherman on Lake Victoria 2013 #walkingthenile #photography #uganda #africa #adventure #expedition
  • The face of ISIS. Two suspected militantants captured by Iraqi PMF volunteers in the operations to recapture Hawija, September 2017. I found myself along with the team on the front line of this important battle to defeat DAESH in Iraq- one of the most intense I’d been a part of. The fate of these suspects is unknown. The full story is in my book ‘Arabia’ / ‘Arabian Journey’ shortlisted for the @stanfordstravel adventure travel book of the year #photography #iraq #hawija
  • Jama Masjid, Delhi, 2011. I took this image travelling round northern India back in 2011 when I first started photography. The mosque is one of the largest in the world built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the mid seventeenth century. I can’t wait to hopefully return to India soon #photography #india #delhi #walkingthehimalayas @discoverychannelin
  • Happy Valentines x

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Tania Noakes

  • Just finished a lovely couple of days developing off-piste touring skills with @rebeccabartur 
Strong legs under a fierce sun carried us up Mont Fourchon today. Some smooth turns in both powder and spring snow linked with lots of fun variables in between carried us down... just perfect for building touring confidence.❄️☀️
Rebecca- thank you for your concentration, focus and great conversation- I’ve really enjoyed your company these last few days. Keep on building those skills and follow that inspiration to the next adventure! Hands forward! 😉🙌 🌈
#montfourchon #grandsaintbernard #coldugrandsaintbernard #smoothturns #fiercesun #saturdayadventures #offpisteadventures #offpiste #alpinetouring #skitouring #forthecompany #liveeverymoment #fromhottocold #feeltheflow #handsforward #staycentred #firstskitour #alwaysimproving #nofalling #hotskis #alpinevista
  • True friendships are invaluable. The energy they generate, lifts us even when our heads are down, they steady us when we veer off course and inspire us to come alive and become our true selves.
When you find someone that you connect with in this way in this life it’s worth making time for them. 
Every moment you spend with them is precious... and they double your day!
You are guaranteed to have twice as much fun, so you cover twice as many kilometres, climb twice as many meters, have twice as much energy and twice as many smiles.

Thank you @mountainminds for the wonderful suggestion to ski Mont Rongneux today over on your “turf” 😉 I love skiing double with you and think you are an absolute 🌟
Roll on the next adventure! 😍❄️❄️💪
  • Back on skis and back up hill. 😍
Time to put some of that acclimatisation to use... always good to spark up motivation by training with friends. 
Thanks to @wheres_georgie for holding firm and enjoying a morning skin before work. Also for the bonus suggestion of heading out again this evening after work... 👌I really like people who say yes... 😂
#backonskis #backuphill #trainingbuddy #somethingoutdoorseveryday #skinning #dailydoseofsnow #welcomehome #fromhottocold #verticalmeters #firstthinglastthing #firstthingsfirst #trainforit #payingintopayout #payin
  • All adventures have to end sometime... Now as I head to the airport my mind starts thinking of other adventures I have planned for 2019.
Together with @inversiontravel I’m running a stunning technical trek along the east coast of Sardinia, May 4-11th. 
The classic and unforgettable “Selvaggio Blu” from Pedra Longa to Cala Luna... and this photo is the sunset from the caves at Cala Luna where we finish.
We need a couple more clients in order to be able to confirm the trip so if you are interested or know someone who might be - please help me spread the word.
This is a truly magical week, we specialise in small teams to minimise our impact on this unique area.  You will experience wild trekking on faint trails, bivouacs on idyllic, remote beaches, sleeping in caves high above Sardinia’s famous crystalline sea, delicious local specialities, abseiling and climbing and so much more... undeniably a trip to remember. 😍


This link to the trip is also in my Bio homepage.

#selvaggioblu #sardiniantrekking #sardinia #amazingadventures #amazingtreks #lifeofadventure #sharetheadventure #technicaltrek #calaluna #beachbivouacs #wildblue #mywildlife #mywildadventure #bestadventureever #springbreak #springholliday #springvacation #specialmoments #timetotreasure

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