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

Recent Tweets

Great day spent with @UlyssesTrust for @EdelmanUK charity day! https://t.co/cpvMOxACxc

Some great people from @edelmanUK helping @UlyssesTrust to improve our social media output during the #EdelmanChallengeDay organised by @Media_Trust Very many thanks. It’s been a productive day and really enjoyable too!

Plenty of the expeditions we support take place here in the UK and not always for large groups. We funded 3 young people from Leicester Sea Cadets to take part in a rowing exercise for Ex: TS TIGER Bronze Qualifying Ex. 2019. Read the full report at: https://t.co/Wx13DLtvsn

It’s a beautiful morning! We are feeling excited and energised on the London train for today’s #EdelmanChallengeDay @Media_Trust but I’ve left the laptop charger at home D’oh! #firstchallengeoftheday

Looking forward to tomorrow to take part in the #EdelmanCharityDay to improve our social media output. Exciting stuff!

Around a third of the expeditions we support take place here in the UK, where there are plenty of challengest. Ex: Northern Jacobite Venturer 2019 saw 20 Cadets from Giggleswick School CCF endure the elements in Lochaber, Scotland recently. More at: https://t.co/4EKW0kifnG

"This was the hardest thing I’ve ever done! I think of myself as a pretty fit individual, but this expedition tested me physically and mentally to my limits." An insight into Ex: Northern Aconcagua (supported by @UlyssesTrust) Read more at: https://t.co/mK9vcjkvmO

Ex: Northern Purple Endeavor (supported by The Ulysses Trust) was a ten-day skiing expedition undertaken by @7SCOTS. It retraced the route Norwegian Saboteurs took during Operation Gunnerside, a daring WW2 operation by a small team of Norwegians saboteurs https://t.co/OL9swu2boG

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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

  • A little teaser video for the forthcoming series ‘Arabia with Levison Wood’ airing next month on @discovery_uk (5 Part Series starts 27th June) #arabiawithlevisonwood #arabianjourney #adventure
  • Crossing the empty quarter. ‘Arabia with Levison Wood’ airs it’s UK premiere on Discovery Channel on 27th June. Tune in to watch my most ambitious expedition yet. @discovery_uk #arabianjourney #arabiawithlevisonwood #emptyquarter #oman #iraq #gulf #kuwait #saudiarabia #desert 📸 @simonbuxton
  • After what feels like an eternity I am finally able to announce some very exciting news. My documentary ‘Arabia with Levison Wood’ will be airing on Discovery Channel UK from Thursday 27th June. Arabia is a five part series documenting my journey from the Syria-Iraq border, all the way around the Arabian Peninsula to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Lebanon encompassing 13 Countries. Episode one follows my expedition through ISIS held territory, on the front line against this brutal terror group where I embed with Iraqi forces  as they fight for the final strongholds. I visit Tikrit, the final hiding place of Saddam Hussein, as well as Baghdad and Babylon before entering the magical marshlands around Basra where I meet the hospitable Marsh Arabs. Please spread the word and tune in! I’m really proud of this one- it’s the most fascinating journey to date. Hope you enjoy!  @discovery_uk #arabianjourney #iraq #arabia #arabiawithlevisonwood #discovery #expedition #travel #arabianpeninsula #documentary #photography #desert #isis #adventure #middleeast 📸 @simonbuxton
  • ‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’ -Winston Churchill #wisdom #adventure #photography #mountains 📸 @simonbuxton

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Tania Noakes

  • Sunday morning solitude on the sound of silence 5c+ at Surtana, Sardinia...
😍 Last day of three with my new climbing buddy. Now I have to pack my car and head for the ferry... this time leaving this incredible island feels even more difficult... 😔 But my heart knows I’ll be back.. #surtana #soundofsilence #sardinia #wildclimbs #rockclimbing #rockclimbingsardinia #solidrock #multipitch #bestweekend #amazingadventures #actionpacked #incrediblerock
  • Exploring new places with new people... isola Tavolara and Via Ferrata degli Angeli today... windswept, wild and wonderful. Our own private mountain on our own private island... 😍
“The realisation that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning.” #albertcamus 
#isolatavolara #viaferratadegliangeli #sardinia #sardiniamagicisland #adventureisland #bondgirlmoment #keepsgettingbetter #olbia #coolplaces #viaferrata #onthelist #mountainguidelife #lovesardinia #africaineurope #bigadventures #morethanbeaches
  • Closing my eyes and remembering last week with @inversiontravel before this cold and rainy Wednesday... #calagoloritze #ladieswhoswim #coldwaterswimming #springswimming #deceptivesunshine #freshandclean #gulfoforosei #selvaggioblu 
#dreambeaches #tropicaleurope
  • This island has seeped deep into my soul.  Time here leaves me breathless; eyes open wide with emotion... even a little drunk perhaps, not just on Cannonau but on hope and ideas and happiness.  My imagination, hungry for possibilities, finds nourishment here... and with each new layered experience, each wonderful discovery or shared adventure, I become more settled, more sure of my heart’s direction.  I feel a contentment here which encourages me to entwine my own roots into the soil of this ancient and complex land.
Ph. Amy Windsor
“Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.” #claudemonet #burstingattheseams #incredibleadventures #dorgali #calagonone #sardinia #roamingwild #homeiswheretheheartis #mountainguidelife #freedom #listentoyourheart #gutdecision #newbeginnings #freshstart #newhome #happyheart

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