In this edition we focus on the spirit of adventure and take a look at those who place themselves far outside their comfort zones in the pursuit of challenge. Regardless of the difficulty level of the activity, for the participants the challenge they undertook is very real, and to illustrate this we have chosen to highlight three expedition reports that illustrate this including an Army Reserve attempt to traverse the Great Himalaya Trail that ended in tragedy and a race for survival; a trek across the Sahara desert by 282 (East Ham) Squadron ATC which highlighted to the young people that there is life beyond a WIFI signal; and we take a look at a climbing expedition in the Canaries by the Royal Belfast Academical Institution CCF which was their first adventurous training expedition with (hopefully!) many more to come.
Continuing this theme, we also have a feature on the forthcoming Spear 17 Antarctic expedition which will see a team of three Army reservists attempting a full unsupported traverse of Antarctica, something only 6 people in the world have ever achieved before. This is truly in the spirit of our motto ‘To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield’ and an expedition that is more than worthy of our help.
None of this would be possible without your support. If you are able to help us to enable more young people to participate in expeditions throughout 2016, your support would be most welcome.
Without further ado, click here to download the Ulysses Trust Newsletter – Summer 2016.