Latest Expedition Reports

Cabot Telemark 18

Unit: Bristol UOTC
Location: Norway
Date: March 2018
Activities: Skiing
On the 24th March 2018, 12 Officer Cadets and two members of staff from Bristol University Officers Training Corps left for Norway, on a two-week Nordic Skiing Adventurous Training Exercise: Ex CABOT TELEMARK.  The Aim of the exercise was to work towards the Nordic Foundation 1 (NF1) and Nordic Foundation...

HMS Wildfire

Unit: HMS Wildfire
Location: UK (Solent) & English Channel
Date: April 2018
Activities: Sailing
HMS WILDFIRE typically runs 2 sailing expeditions (SAILEXs) per year in April and October to fit around the unit’s busy summer training programme. The first of these this year was a long weekend in the Solent from 26 – 29 April. A Halberg Rassey 342, SKUA, was used from Joint...

Atlantic Trident 2017

Unit: Oxfordshire ACF, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Date: December 2017
Activities: Ocean Rowing
Between 14 Dec 17 and 20 Jan 18, Capt Jon Armstrong RGR and military amputee LCpl Jordan Beecher PARA rowed 2,550 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean as Row2Recovery. The pair endured storms, physical and mental hardship and capsizing to set a new World Record for the fastest pairs crossing...

Lanzarote Landfall

Unit: Cambridge University Air Squadron
Location: Lanzarote
Date: March 2018
Activities: Diving
  Day 0 - Sunday 18th Everyone arrived at RAF Wittering and made sure all equipment was checked along with medical forms and travel documents. Day 1 - Monday 19th Met at 0300, loaded the MT minibus and drove to Luton airport. Checked in around 0500, we had a minor issue with luggage as...

Snow Camp Venturer 2018

Unit: TS Stirling
Location: UK and Italy
Date: April 2018
Activities: Skiing
Snow Camp Venturer was a personal development exercise run by Training Ship Stirling of the Sea Cadet Corps together with the snow sport charity Snow Camp. It was a continuation of Exercise Snow Dome Venturer that ran in 2017 and involved 24 cadets learning to ski or snowboard at the...

Dragon Capel 2018

Unit: 203 Field Hospital
Location: Wales, Snowdonia
Date: April 2018
Activities: Sailing, trekking, mountain biking, caving
Exercise Dragon Capel was given to the name of 203 Welsh Field Hospital adventurous training phase of the Annual Camp 2018 happening at the end of April 2018 based out of Capel Curig training camp in the heart of the mountains of Snowdonia. The package offered participants a 5-day variety of...

Jack Petchey Off shore 2018

Unit: South Central District
Location: Southern England
Date: March 2018
Activities: Other, Multi
Saturday 16th March 2018 was the start of a big adventure for 14 cadets from Central District Sea Cadets. Setting from their units in Cowes, Ryde, Gosport, Portsmouth, Chichester, Bognor Littlehampton and Worthing the cadets arrive at Fort Blockhouse to join the Sea Cadet Training vessel Jack Petchey. For all the...

Dragon Ventura Ardeche 2018

Unit: Ratcliffe College CCF
Location: River Ardeche - S France Vallon Pont Darc
Date: April 2018
Activities: Canoeing
I arrived at Ratcliffe on the Saturday 7th April excited about the prospect of traveling down to the South of France to take part in my very first Easter Adventure Training camp. After loading all the equipment and Lt Col Balmbra giving us all a safety briefing we set off....

Northern Rock 2018

Unit: NUOTC (Northumbrian Universities Officers' Training Corps)
Location: Spain, Costa Blanca, Alicante
Date: March 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing,
The second term was drawing to an end for the students of the Northumbrian University Officers’ Training Corps (NUOTC), yet excitement and anticipation was high for their week-long climbing trip to the crags and climbing areas around Alicante, Spain. This trip was designed to enable climbers of all abilities to...

Finn Tartan Ski 18

Unit: 105 Regt RA
Location: Austria
Date: March 2018
Activities: Skiing
On a crisp Friday morning, when most were contemplating their weekend plans, Gunners from across the UK prepared to embark east to the Austrian Alps; plans more exciting than most soldiers from 105 Regt, 101 Regt and 4 Regt RA departed from Scotland, England and Northern Ireland on Ex FINN...

Bavarian Explorer 2017

Unit: Buckinghamshire Army Cadet Force
Location: Bavarian Alps, Germany
Date: April 2017
Activities: Trekking, Exploring.
During the Easter break 2017 nine ACF Cadets, supported by 4 Adults all from Bucks ACF completed a week long exploration of the Bavarian Alps. Based out of Garmisch Partenkirchen, Bavaria the expedition aimed to introduce cadets to trekking and enhance their leadership skills by exposing them to challenging routes.  Additionally...

Dragon Venturer Snow Cub 5

Unit: Shropshire ACF
Location: Germany Bavaria
Date: March 2018
Activities: Skiing
The aim of the Exercise was to take Army Cadets to Bavaria for a progressive Adventure Training programme using the medium of alpine skiing.  It was planned to the UKCC Snow Sports Snow Life Awards Course.  This was supported with elements of snow/mountain survival lectures including weather and mountain hazards....

Northern Jacobite Venturer

Unit: Giggleswick School CCF
Location: Scotland, Lochaber
Date: March 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring,
Our now annual Scottish exploit is in its 12th year and is successfully delivering all five phases of a cadet’s five year development plan.  Our long serving local instructors now have an expectation of great training weather and this year lived up to the reputation with rain, wind, snow, sub...

Biking Rock 2017

Unit: RAF Regiment Regular and Reserve / RAF Force Protection Force
Location: North America, Central America, South America
Date: May 2017
Activities: Biking Rock 2017
Inspired by the renowned and record-breaking British Adventurer Mark Beaumont, approximately 200 members from across the RAF Regiment celebrated the Corps’ 75th Anniversary by ‘getting stuck in’ to a series of demanding expeditions that have visited 17 countries, 4 continents, 2 of the world’s greatest mountains and criss-crossed the Atlantic...

Cockney Lycian 2018

Unit: CUOTC and 7006 Sqn
Location: Antalya, southern Turkey
Date: March 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring.
16 regular and reserve PJHQ personnel from across all three services deployed to Antalya for Ex COCKNEY LYCIAN, a level-3 Summer Mountaineering expedition which took place from 08 to 16 March 2018.  The aim of the expedition was to walk a 75km section of the famous Lycian Way between Mavikent...

Cairngorm Winter Training 2018

Unit: London and SE Region Air Cadets
Location: Caingorms, Scotland
Date: January 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
On Saturday 27th January 2018, five members of the Sussex Wing Adventure Training Team from the Royal Air Force Air Cadets set out on a Winter Mountain Foundation Course supported by the Ulysses Trust and run by experienced International and Winter Mountain Leader, Chris Conley. The aim of the expedition was...

Cadet Snow Finn 18

Unit: 2nd Northern Ireland Bn ACF
Location: Bosnia Herzgovinia, Mount Jahorino Sarajevo
Date: February 2018
Activities: Skiing
Our journey to Bosnia and Herzegovina was an experience in itself. We arrived at Kinnegar late Friday evening and traveled through the night, driving to Dublin by coach, before flying via Munich and Vienna and then getting on a final flight to arrive in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Next we made...

Dragon Venturer Canice 18

Unit: Cadet Centre For Adventurous Training
Location: Banff, Canada
Date: February 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing.
Each day is a summation of the thoughts of the individual climbers (6 x male CFAVs) Canmore Junkyards - Grade 2 Single Pitch It’s hard to believe that we are in Canada standing below an icefall and our introduction to ice climbing.  I was intimidated about the levels of experience amongst the...