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

@UlyssesTrust fantastic presentation at #ACFConf20 about the value we can add to our cadet experience through funding for expeditions. #inspiretoachieve

Do you have any adventurous training planned this [email protected] offer practical and financial support to both #Cadets and #Reserves. Read more here http://ow.ly/NzCH50xSbAf

We were delighted to support this expedition in #CostaRica with support from @rafcharitable. Some great footage on their Instagram channel. Congratulations on completing the building project.

A fantastic start to 2020. Two members of @UlyssesTrust have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List. Vice Patron, Clive Richards OBE DL, awarded a CBE and Trustee, Group Captain Matt Stowers MBE, awarded an OBE. #congratulations #newyearshonours #ulyssestrust

Great to see @UlyssesTrust supporting members of the Volunteer Reserve or Cadet Forces of the UK 👇

#UKReservists #Retention https://twitter.com/UlyssesTrust/status/1207591426583863296

@1105SqnATC @UlyssesTrust @HantsIOWWing @HIOWWEXO just heard 1105 has been awarded a generous grant from the Ulysses Trust to go to @OutwardBoundUK Aberdovey at Easter 2020!!

#ouryearinpictures #12: In August, 11 students from @6FTS_ESUAS cycled 680 km across Mongolian deserts, steppe, and mountains in an expedition named Ex: Mongolian Endurance. After a long day in the saddle, the evenings were spent under the stars relaxing. Happy New Year!

#ouryearinpictures #11: In 2019 we supported 46 cadet expeditions in the UK and abroad. This snap was taken during Ex: Alpine Rock. Cadets from @SeaCadetsLondon traveled to Bavaria to undertake a variety of challenging activities. We look forward to supporting more cadets in 2020

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Expedition Videos

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

HRH The Prince of Wales, Our Patron

We are privileged to enjoy the Patronage of The Prince of Wales who is a keen advocate of expeditions and adventurous activities. This video was recorded for The Ulysses Trusts’ 25th Anniversary Reception at Lancaster House on Thursday 15th February 2018.


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

  • Troglodyte chic. Trying to get photos in caves can be a tricky business. Unless you’ve got a #leica that is. Very proud to represent the best camera brand in the world. Throwback to Belize #gifted #walkingtheamericas #leicam #leicasl #leicasl2 📸 by @simonbuxton
  • Collaring an elephant with @elephantswithoutborders in Botswana last year. This process allows conservationists to track migration routes and help save the species. I was lucky enough to be allowed to assist this amazing charity to do this vital work. My new series ‘Walking with Elephants’ is coming soon. If you’d like a sneak preview of some of the things I got up to come to my talk in aid of @tusk_org on the 6 Feb at the Emmanuel Centre in London. tickets available in bio 📸 by @bekihenderson @octoberfilms_
  • A lot of photography stuff going on at the moment. This Wednesday I’m speaking at @leicauk about my trip with @unicef_uk to the DRC to document children affected by war. Next month heading back to Nepal to give a photography master class to @we_are_photojourney which I’m very excited about. Also, been finishing a photo book which has been 10 years in the making. More on that coming soon! #photography #camera 📸 by @simonbuxton #leica #unicef
  • Throwback to last week, Paramotoring in Chamonix with @skyschooluk and @parajet amazing learning experience. Big thanks to @alexledger52 and @outdoor.jake for teaching me. Highly recommended and not as as hard as it looks!

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Tania Noakes

  • Special days are working alongside one of my best friends and long-time ski-mentor Ewen Martin. 
Good teams complement, support and boost the skills of the individuals... and the fact that I get to work alongside this inspiring ski teacher makes me really proud. 😍💫🙏 Lots to be grateful for this week in Chamonix. 
@adventurenorway @basi_inst 
#crosscountryskiing #nordicskiing #totallynormal #superextraordinary #beyourbestself #chamonixnordic #chamonix #chamonixskiing #theotherskiing #therealstuff #areyouupforthechallenge #wintertraining #skiteachers #skiinstructors #loveyourwork
  • Second day here in Chamonix training up nine new BASI level 1 instructors.
Here @mountainminds takes the lead delivering a teaching episode on the timing in Diagonal stride. 
The tracks are in great condition, the motivation and energy of the whole group is high and we’re enjoying making real gains in our ski technique and understanding. Feeling blessed to enjoy my job so much 🥰❄️💡
“You’re not supposed to give people what they want, you’re supposed to give people what they don’t know that they want yet.” #dianavreeland 
@basi_inst #nordicinstructors #matrixmoments #stayincontrol #stayinthemoment #skillsanddrills #focus #controlyourbody #snowsportsinstructor #chamonix #chamonixnordic #skidefond #teachersfollowteachers
  • The summit slopes of the “Ladies Mont Blanc” afford some majestic views of her big sister... and despite no significant snowfall for over two weeks the snow up high has stayed in reasonable condition.
This morning, absorbed in an engaging book and with a busy work week ahead I almost stayed at home... but I’m grateful the sunshine and summits pulled me off the sofa and motivated me skyward.
There were plenty of other tourers heading for Mont Buet as well today... but space enough to find your own rhythm and lose yourself in mountain day-dreams. 🌈🏔💫
#skitouring #skifreedom #montbuet #sundayafternoonstroll #sundayfunday #bigwhitesister #ladiesmontblanc #stretchyourlegs #workweekahead #southernhorizon
  • Delighted to announce a new (non-technical) trek through the incredibly beautiful Supramonte mountains of Sardinia- lead by my wonderful friend Tore Solinas. ☀️
Dates In Autumn 2020 to be announced soon 🍂
Tore is a superbly knowledgable local trekking guide and a real pleasure to spend time with! I was lucky to become friends with him on my first visit to the island and he has generously shared his knowledge with me as I start to develop my own guiding trips there.

This five-day journey takes in some of the most memorable parts of the Supramonte. You will be rewarded with some spectacular views, explore the area’s fascinating geology, peel back the layers of its history... and sample lots of great Sardinian food and wine along the way. Tore’s warmth and charisma will make this journey a holiday you will remember with a huge smile well into the future!
We are teaming up with Inversion Travel to bring this hidden gem of a walking holiday. 
Please help me spread the word to all those who might be interested in this non-technical trek. Link to trek details in my bio.
#sardinianadventures #supramontedioliena #wildplaces #trektheworld #thetrek #walkingholiday #walkingholidays #italianholidays #localknowledge #bestdaysout #unforgettable #mountainmoments #outdooradventures

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