In this edition we begin by introducing two new members of the team. Brenda Allanson, the Trust’s new Development Director and first full-time employee, will be spearheading the fundraising campaign, and Nigel Carr has volunteered to become the Ulysses Trust Regional Ambassador for East Anglia – well done that man! Both appointments are part of the continuing transformation of the Trust and our Chairman has more to say about our progress within his Comment section.
As always, we focus on three expeditions to give you, our reader, more of an understanding of the variety of expeditions that we support. In this edition we feature Exercise Ice Ready, a further selection expedition for Exercise Ice Maiden which will be the first all-female transantarctic crossing planned for November 2017. We also showcase the outstanding Exercise Yukon Adventure undertaken by Sussex Wing ATC which was a 369km self-sufficient open canoe paddle, and Exercise Cockney Capital Paradiso, where an intrepid team from University of London OTC took on the might of Gran Paradiso (4061m) in Northern Italy.
As if that was not enough, we highlight the presentation of the three inaugural Prince of Wales’s Expeditionary Awards for Best Expedition for Cadets, UOTC, and Reserve expeditions respectively, and this edition closes with some hopefully useful clarification on report writing which I would urge you to read particularly if you are in the process of planning an expedition.
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 2017, do get in touch. In the meantime, and without further ado, click here to download the Ulysses Trust Winter 2016 Newsletter.