25th Anniversary Appeal Expedition

Our ambassador, Tania Noakes, has begun her epic ski trek expedition to raise funds for the Ulysses Trust’s 25th Anniversary Appeal. Tania set-off on the classic Norge På Langs, or ‘Norway from end to end’ yesterday (14 January 2018). A journey of over 2,500km from the southern tip of Norway, Lindesnes to the most northerly point, Nordkapp.

Tania is aiming to raise £10,000 for the Ulysses Trust and has already attracted £1,435 before setting-off. The fundraising expedition is part of our 25th Anniversary Appeal to raise £1.5m by the end of 2021 to significantly increase the amount of support we can give to cadet expeditions.

Tania will be keeping us updated via social media. Click the links below to follow her progress.

If you are inspired by this adventure and want to help support cadets and reservists take on new challenges through adventurous training, please make a donation now – thank you.


  • 25th Anniversary Appeal Expedition: Day 38 Bellingstua to Verestua. 13 km 3 1/2hrs. Some days in the winter mountains are elusive when we try to capture them with words. No phrase or description does them justice… today was such a day. In the quiet morning light, casting long shadows across the glittering snow I leave the cabin. I have a short ...
  • 25th Anniversary Appeal Expedition: Day 37 Meråker to Bellingstua. 53km 11 1/2hrs. Last night I checked the weather. Two good days, then significant snow forecast. So I made the decision to make the long leap to Bellingstua, effectively linking what I’d planned as two days. The groomed tracks around Meråker enabled this, giving me pressed classic tracks all the way out ...
  • 25th Anniversary Appeal Expedition: Day 36 Schultzhytta to Meråker. 31km 6hrs. This weekend I’ve had my first human company during the day. My friend Håkon who lives in Trondheim and has helped me position 3 vital resupply packages in the mountains around Trondheim. With the weather forecast to be stunning he asked to join me for the weekend-how could I refuse! ...
  • 25th Anniversary Appeal Expedition: Day 35 Nordpå Fjellhotel to Schulzhytta. 43km 9 1/2hrs. After a perfect nights sleep in a luxurious cabin, my friend Håkon from Trondheim met me for breakfast with the plan to join me skiing for the day. It’s my first day of human company and what a stunning day! Håkon tells me he doesn’t do bad weather ...
  • 25th Anniversary Appeal Expedition: Day 34 Skordalen to Nordpå Fjellhotel. 30km, 6 1/2hrs. Today I reached the first of three resupply parcels in the mountains around Trondheim. Which is a big boost to spirits because this last section took 3 days more than I originally planned. (I didn’t know the area and my original plan of 5 days Lemonsjø to Nordpå ...
  • 25th Anniversary Appeal Expedition: Day 33 Rørøs to Skordalen. 30km 5 1/2hrs. Today had potential to be dull and difficult. Strong winds from the south, overcast, and my next fixed destination, Nordpå, too far to reasonably or rationally do in a day. So I opted to split the journey and hope tomorrow will be a short day. How fortunate to find ...
  • 25th Anniversary Appeal Expedition: Day 31 Vingelen to Rørøs. 47km 9 1/2hrs. Wow… what an amazing day. I love skiing. I love Norway. I love skiing across Norway. I love snow. I love winter landscapes. I love feeling strong enough to ski forever. 😊 There was a lot to love about today… maybe even my best day yet-and I’ve had a ...
  • 25th Anniversary Appeal Expedition: Day 30 Lomåsen to Vingelen. 20km, 4 1/2hrs. I expected to wake tired and sore… but I felt fine, but very hungry. I was seriously considering a rest day because Eystein’s house in Lomåsen would be perfect for that… but I’m running out of supplies… The thought of the supermarket in the quiet rural village of Vingelen ...
  • 25th Anniversary Appeal Expedition: Day 29 Grimsbu to Lomåsen 52km, 12hrs. Today I made a poor decision…and over-estimated the distance I could cover in these conditions. This was the first day that was uncomfortably long… it started in Musher heaven and finished in Trucker hell. It started with a good plan… when I arrived at Grimsbu last night I discovered that ...
  • 25th Anniversary Appeal Expedition: Day 28 Grimsdalshytta to Grimsbu. 33km 7 1/2hrs. An early start from the hut because I thought it could be a long day… I started with an easy ski down the grimsdalen before I had to climb to a snowed-up hamlet Tollevshaugen. I was aiming to intersect with cut tracks above Folldal. Tor-Ivan @lemonsjoe.no fortuitously introduced me ...
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