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 2017

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

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Recent Tweets

Good Luck to First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps) who are about to start skiing expedition Ex: VIKING CHALLENGE 2019 in Norway - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

Just managing to maintain comms with the team on the Hardanger Plateau in Norway. Snow Hole looks snug lads!

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Our cadets have now arrived safely back in the UK after a week long skiing adventure in Germany
Thank you @UlyssesTrust for help making this possible
#inspiretoachieve
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#goingfurther
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Really important winter training today. Covering emergency snow shelters and avalanche awareness. .
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Half way though the week and our Cadets are having a fantastic time skiing in Germany
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#inspiretoachieve
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Great day of winter navigation training in the mountains above Hovden, Norway 🇳🇴 .
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#skitouring

“The climb up Cairngorm got more and more exciting as we got nearer the top, when we were stood on the top it was worth all the hard work.” Quote from 14 year old CCF Cadet, LCpl Hilsdon from Ex: Adventure Training 2019. Read all about it at: https://t.co/ljwlXrpQOH

Great to see our Cadets have so much fun skiing in Germany this week!
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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

  • Solid sunset #Bali #beachlife #photography #serenity
  • ‘Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been, and there you will always long to return’ -Leonardo Da Vinci.  #photography #motivation #arabia #adventure #expedition Image by @simonbuxton
  • Bali night vibes #photography #ubud
  • 25,000 words into my new book. I’m sure Hemingway had his own methods, but each to their own. Thanks @hoshinoresorts.official for the stay #photography #bali #indonesia

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Tania Noakes

  • Final day of the BASI Nordic Mountain Safety course here in Finse, Norway. 🇳🇴 @julianefoss demonstrating determined digging during our avalanche rescue training today. 💪❄️
Being prepared for and well practised in companion search is an essential skill for all professional snow-sport instructors.
@basi_inst .
“Discipline automates habits which, in turn, determine your outcomes.” #davidkhalil 
#mountainsafety #snowsafety #companionrescue #transceiversearch #avalanchetraining #snowsportsinstructor #discipline #knowledgeandskills #trainforsurvival #survivalskills #essentialtraining #digfast #mountaintraining #mountainwomen
  • Clear winter nights out in the Norwegian wilderness; posses a beauty as penetrating as they are bitterly cold.
Entrancing you with their quiet magic to stay outside and watch the stars even as frost begins to sparkle on your skin... 🌕
This week exploring the Skarvheimen north of Finse whilst teaching on the first BASI Nordic level 3 Mountain Safety course.  These days have brought back so many incredible memories of my ski journey last winter -“Norge På Langs”.
Norway holds a special place in my heart- such a beautiful country... I hope these memories keep me warm with the bright burning inner fire of time well lived long into the future. .
“We’re both looking at the same moon, in the same world.” #harukimurakami .
#harukimurakamiquotes 
#nordicskiing #basinordic #mountainsafety #articwilderness #skarvheimen #clearcoldnights #bringsbackmemories #thebestadventure #bestjourney #nightslikethese #deepcold #articcold #loveskiing #skitouring @basi_inst
  • Crossing Finsevatnet on our way to Hallingskeid (BT) at the start of a three day journey on the BASI Nordic Mountain Safety course based from Finse. @basi_inst 
The glacier cap of Hardanger-jøkulen in the distance. Yesterday’s heavy snow and strong winds have formed rolling meadows of soft powder pillows for us to track through across this beautiful artic plateau.
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“People with self respect exhibit a certain toughness; a kind of moral nerve; they display what was once called character... character- the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life.” #joandidion 
#finse1222 #basinordic #hardangerjøkulen #nordictouring #offtrackadventures #mywild #wildadventures #mountainsafety #mountainskills #softsnow #afterthestorm #nordicskiing  #norwayforever #norway❤️ #huttohut #skiadventures #loveskiing #crosscountryskiing
  • Some days are too bright. ☀️ Colours become dark shadows; burned into memory by the incredible glare.

I stopped thinking about you every day. 
Folded layers onto emotion.
Turned distraction into distance.
Watched the colour and sharpness of you fade.

I exhaled the memory.
Fell silent from sad longing. 
Turned away. 
Wrapped myself in a decision well made.
I exchanged hope for happiness. (Of a sort)
Found courage.
Became carefree
(or careless?)
in acceptance
that nothing changed.
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“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.” #leonardcohen #poetry #theashoflife #feelitburn #mindburn #sunglare #darkshadows #thoughtspirals #norwayforever #nordictouring #mountainperspectives #searchforever #brightideas #intothedistance #lookatyou #youandme #revolvingworld #orbit #outerorbit

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