Latest Expedition Reports

Northern Tartan Dive

Unit: 51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Location: Malta
Date: October 2018
Activities: Diving
7 Scots Diving Trip Malta 22 Oct – 1 Nov 18 Diary by (LCpl Dickinson, LCpl Wang’oo, Pte Moffat This report on a Reservist adventure training sub aqua expedition to Malta would still have been in the planning stage were it not for the financial support of the Ulysses Trust to which we...

Freefall Fougasse 18

Unit: 42 Engr Regt (Geo), 254 (SGIS) Sigs Sqn, 65 Wks Gp, 162 Regt RLC
Location: Spain, Madrid
Date: October 2018
Activities: Parachuting, Parapenting,
Exercise Freefall Fougasse was a 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographical) (42 Engr Regt (Geo)) adventurous training (AT) expedition to Spain. The goal of AT is to be “challenging outdoor training for Service personnel in specified adventurous activities that incorporate controlled exposure to risk, in order to develop: leadership; teamwork; physical fitness;...

Cockney Medsail 2018

Unit: NRHQRA
Location: Sailing
Date: October 2018
Activities: Cyprus
In the early hours of Sunday 7th October members from the Woolwich based National Reserve Headquarters Royal Artillery (NRHQRA), embarked on Exercise COCKNEY MEDSAIL. This Adventurous Training Exercise comprised of four students overseen by two instructors and after quick introductions it was quickly apparent that except for the experienced Skipper,...

Himalayan Venture 18

Unit: RAF, RAF FTRS, RAuxAF, UAS, RAF Air Cadets
Location: Nepal, Rolwaling and Khumbu Himal
Date: September 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Ex Himalayan Venture 18, the principal expedition of RAF100, was an exploratory expedition to the Rolwaling and Khumbu regions of the Nepalese Himalayan range. Team 03, the team of University Air Squadron Officer Cadets were on expedition from 28th August to 21st September whilst Team 04, the team including the RAFAC contingent,...

Cockney Slovenian Wolf 2018

Unit: NRHQ RA
Location: Slovenia - Julain Alps
Date: September 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring.
On Saturday 29 September 2018 a team of 10 Officers from National Reserve Headquarters Royal Artillery (NRHQRA), based out of our HQ at Woolwich, and a Reserve Private soldier from 203 Field Hospital RAMC in South Wales, assembled in the town of Bohinj-Bistrica in Slovenia to do some adventurous training...

BE 2

Unit: Buckinghamshire Army Cadet Force
Location: Germany, Bavaria Alps
Date: May 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
10 Cadets from Bucks supported by four Adult Volunteers experienced on an amazing mountain walking week in the Bavarian Alps. The first day started very slowly with the cadets exploring the local town, finishing the day with a cable car ride to the top of the Zugspitze the highest mountain...

Himalyan Fox 2018

Unit: Queen's Own Yeomanry
Location: Nepal - Mardi Himal
Date: October 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
On the 13th October 2018, 14 soldiers from the Queen’s Own Yeomanry deployed to Nepal for Ex Himalayan Fox; an 8-day trek in the Annapurna Region of Nepal to reach the basecamp of Mardi Himal at 4,500m. This particular expedition was a long time in the planning with the initial conversation...

(Northern) Gozo Diver

Unit: 156 Regiment RLC
Location: Gozo
Date: October 2018
Activities: Diving
Exercise (Northern) Gozo Diver was an Army Reserve led sub aqua diving expedition to Malta/Gozo over the dates 06 – 13 October 2018. The aim of the trip was to train up new British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) Ocean Divers and to allow the qualified safety divers to expand their...

Northern Black Maple 2018

Unit: 4PARA
Location: Canada
Date: September 2018
Activities: mountain biking, kayaking, white-water-rafting
It has been a busy period for the 4th Battalion the Parachute Regiment, from supporting our sister Regular Battalions on Exercise Joint Warrior to overseas exercises in the Ukraine and a two week Battle Camp in Sennybridge. So, what better way to reward soldier’s commitment and hard work than with...

Dragon Mansing 2018

Unit: 3RWELSH
Location: Annapurna, Central Nepal
Date: September 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
As part of the 2018 training year, eleven members of 3rd Battalion the Royal Welsh were lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate in adventure training in the Himalaya of Nepal and the Annapurna Circuit. We departed from Heathrow in the early hours of Friday 14th of September and arrived...

Incan Venture Adventure 2018

Unit: Sussex Wing Air Training Corps
Location: Cusco and Inca Trail, SE Peru
Date: August 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring,
Between 03 and 25 Aug 2018, 24 cadets and 8 staff from Sussex Wing ATC visited Peru thanks to the generous support of the Ulysses Trust. The trip was part of Sussex Wings RAF100 Celebrations and coupled with another similar sized trip to NASA in Houston was aimed at engaging cadets...

Dragon Castle Adventure 2018

Unit: 103 Bn REME (V)
Location: France, Corsica
Date: September 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
On 6th of September 12 members of 103 battalion REME set out on Exercise Castle Adventure to the island of Corsica to conquer the northern half of the GR20 route. The route is claimed to be one of the toughest treks in Europe and we were about to find out...

Kabek Bugle Tiger 2018

Unit: 6 RIFLES
Location: Georgia, South Caucasus
Date: August 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing,
British Army team train with Georgian Army on Mt Kazbek (5,047m) in the Southern Caucusus In September 2018 a team from 6 RIFLES deployed to the Southern Caucasus to conduct a high-altitude Mountaineering expedition alongside the Georgian army. Their objective was summitting the renowned Mt Kazbek (5,047m) in Georgia.  This celebrated...

Towering Heights 2018

Unit: 31 (Tower Hamlets), 296 (Stoke Newington), 444 (Shoreditch), 338 (East Ham), 329 (Finsbury) Squadrons, Air Cadets.
Location: Lake District, Cumbria
Date: August 2018
Activities: Canoeing, Gliding, Hang Gliding, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Exploring, Other, Multi,
31 (Tower Hamlets) Squadron Air Cadets set a new precedent last year when it undertook Exercise Towering Heights 2017. This year, we wanted to come back with a bigger and better camp - and so we undertook Exercise Towering Heights 2018, to help our Cadets experience an amazing week of...

Viking Trail 2018

Unit: Loretto School CCF
Location: Norway
Date: July 2018
Activities: Canoeing
Introduction The bags hadn't turned up at Kristiansand airport on our arrival in Norway; 16 rucksacks out of 20 were missing and cadets Maddy and Freddie, amongst others, were wondering how they would manage the expedition hill walking and canoeing without their kit! Evje, our base camp for 24hrs would give...

Dragon Corse 2 2018

Unit: 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital
Location: Corsica, France
Date: July 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring.
203 (Welsh) Field Hospital is an Army Reserve unit based in Cardiff with detachments locations spread across north and south Wales. The unit planned and ran Exercise Dragon Corse 2 which was a level 3 Adventure Training (AT) expedition to Corsica which ran from the 13th July 2018 to the...

Delago Tiger 18

Unit: Exeter UOTC
Location: Dolomite Mountains, N Italy
Date: August 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing.
Exercise DELAGO TIGER was the fourth annual Exeter University Officer Training Corps (EUOTC) expedition to the Dolomite Mountains in N Italy 22 August – 9 September 2018.  It comprised 35 personnel, 9 x rock climbing and mountaineering instructors, 3 admin staff and 23 Officer Cadets and was based at campsites...

Northern Integrated Serpent 2018

Unit: 203 Fd Hosp, 204 Fd Hosp, 207 Fd Hos, 208 Fd Hosp, 212 Fd Hosp,CRHQ RA, Tayforth UOTC
Location: USA, Grand Canyon (Arizona) and Mount Whitney (California)
Date: August 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
Grand Canyon Phase. We never fully believed our team Mountain Leader, Maj Les Webb, when he told us about the early warning signs of an impending lightning strike. He briefed us that an early indication was head hair starting to go up in the air as it got increasingly charged...