Latest Expedition Reports

920 – ‘Cadet 150 Lesotho’ – Lesotho

Unit: HQ LF Cadets
Location: Lesotho
Date: July 2010
Activities: Trekking

Introduction

On 25 July 2010, 59 cadets from the three services, accompanied by 10 adult staff, a doctor and a Media Ops man, set out for Lesotho on a major adventurous training exercise as part of the Cadet 150 celebrations, returning home on 18 August. The expedition provided a challenging and...

998 – ‘Iron Mountain (Tiger)’ – Italian Dolomites

Unit: Bristol University OTC
Location: Italian Dolomites
Date: June 2010
Activities: Via Ferrata

Iron Mountain was a Via Ferrata adventure training expedition to the Alps, in particular the Dolomite region in Italy, the Tirol region in Austria and Southern Bavaria in Germany. It took place over the period 19th June to 3rd July. The expedition party was made up of 10 students from...

991 – ‘Northern Edelweiss’ – Switzerland – Valais

Unit: Northumbria University OTC
Location: Switzerland - Valais
Date: June 2010
Activities: Mountaineering

Immediately after our annual camp in Haltern, Germany, 25 members from the Northumbrian Universities Officer Training Corps headed south to the Valais region of Switzerland for a 10 day multi activity expedition that was designed ' to take us to our limits!' What this statement meant, we were unsure...

954 – ‘Transglobe Legs 11′ – 12, 13’, Atlantic

Unit: Headquarters Air Cadets
Location: 12, 13', Atlantic
Date: May 2010
Activities: Offshore Sailing

Between the 8th of May and the 3rd of July 2010 a total of six cadets from the Air Training Corps took part in the Joint Service Round-the-World sailing expedition, Exercise Transglobe, on board HMSTV Discoverer.

Cadet Sgts Christopher Marchant and Stephen Lynn sailed from Antigua to Charleston. Cadet Warrant...

907 – ‘Ski Viking Trek 3’ – Norway

Unit: Morrisons Academy CCF
Location: Norway
Date: April 2010
Activities: Skiing

In the Easter break, twelve fortunate CCF cadets embarked on a highly challenging yet fulfilling ski-touring expedition to the Hardangervidda Plateau in Southern Norway. Our dedicated CCF Officers , Captain Tony Willmore, Major John Patchett and Lieutenant Zoe Scott, with their excellent leadership qualities and fun approach, ensured that the...

947 – ‘Tropics Eagle’ – Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Unit: 65, 86, 2384 Sqns ATC
Location: Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Date: April 2010
Activities: Multi Activity

On Sunday 4th April 2010, a group of 32 staff and cadets from 65 (Bridgewater), 86 (Heston) and 2484 (Bassingbourn) squadrons left Heathrow to head out to Borneo to take part in Expedition Tropics Eagle, a two week expedition to Sabah in Malaysian Borneo. This was the culmination of many...

929 – ‘Canford Norwegian Venturer Tiger’ – Norway, Hardangervidda Plateau

Unit: Canford School CCF
Location: Norway, Hardangervidda Plateau
Date: March 2010
Activities: Cross-Country Skiing

Canford has been running cross-country skiing expeditions for some fourteen years now with a number of cadets each year benefiting from the experience of a week's cross-country skiing, snow holing, camping and ice-climbing, whilst experiencing the delights of the famous Norwegian ski touring huts. This year, once again, helped with...

912 – ‘Nordic Venturer (Tiger)’ – Haugastol – Southern Norway

Unit: Bradfield College CCF
Location: Haugastol - Southern Norway
Date: March 2010
Activities: Ski Touring

On the Wednesday 24 March eleven boys and one girl packed their bags and departed on the Bradfield College CCF Ski Expedition. The 3 days of expedition preparation saw the group experiencing the difficulties of cross country skiing, scrambling like bambinos on ice to obtain the necessary skills required. On...

943 – ‘Makalu Barun’ – Nepal – Makalu

Unit: 16 Close Support Medical Regiment and York UAS
Location: Nepal - Makalu
Date: March 2010
Activities: Mountaineering (High Altitude)

Conrad Anker recently repeated the old adage that if you need to ask why people climb you won't understand the answer. Why, after a trip exposing us to cold, hardship and risk, do the bad memories fade faster than the good ones, enticing us back to the mountains again? No...

950 – ‘Transglobe Leg 9’ – Uruguay, Brazil, Antigua

Unit: CV HQ RA
Location: Uruguay, Brazil, Antigua
Date: March 2010
Activities: Offshore Sailing

I was assigned a vacancy as crew on ADVENTURE, the Royal Navy boat of Transglobe Leg 9. I was to sail from Montevideo to Antigua, a distance of over 5000nm, in 5 weeks. We assembled at Gosport and, after kit issues and briefings, we flew, via Madrid, to Montevideo.

The...

902 – ‘Alpine Adventure’ – Bavarian Allgau

Unit: London Area Sea Cadets
Location: Bavarian Allgau
Date: February 2010
Activities: Snow Shoeing & Skiing

I wish to report of the successful and happy adventure had by all those staff and cadets who attended Alpine Adventure this year: it was absolutely fantastic. Lots of forward planning and preparation had gone into making the week as enjoyable as possible.

Organised by the London Area SCC...

928 – ‘Skiing’ – ‘Tiger Winter Venturer’, Bavaria

Unit: RGS, Guildford CCF
Location: 'Tiger Winter Venturer', Bavaria
Date: February 2010
Activities: Mountaineering

During February half-term, 19 members of the RGS Guildford CCF from all 3 services took part in a Winter Adventurous training programme in Bavaria. All went well on the journey until our initial flight was cancelled and then our replacement flight had to abort its initial landing into Munich, both...

935 – ‘Cockney Slider’ – France

Unit: London/Cambridgeshire Territorial Bomb Disposal Regiment ski towards Regular Service
Location: France
Date: February 2010
Activities: Skiing

London/Cambridgeshire Territorial Bomb Disposal Regiment ski towards Regular Service

101 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) has squared up to its last major challenge before changing from being a Territorial Army unit to becoming a Regular Army unit with both Regular and Territorial squadrons.

34 members of 101 Engr Regt (EOD) have...

787 – ‘Transglobe Leg 7’ – Hobart – Auckland

Unit: 71 (Y) Signal Regiment
Location: Hobart - Auckland
Date: January 2010
Activities: Offshore Sailing

13 Territorials and one CCF adult instructor spent 18 days in January this year on an adventure training expedition of a lifetime, taking part in Exercise Transglobe, a Tri Service circumnavigation of the world. Leg 7, the only fully crewed TA leg, sailed across the Tasman Sea from Hobart to...

900 – ‘Dragon Snowplough’ – Austria, Stubai

Unit: 6 Regt Army Air Corps (volunteers)
Location: Austria, Stubai
Date: January 2010
Activities: Skiing

On a cold snowy Saturday evening, 15 personnel from 6 Regt AAC (Volunteers) gathered at Bury St Edmunds TA Centre ready to deploy to Austria to undertake week 1 of a 2 week adventure training expedition. Mission; to teach novice skiers to Basic Ski Proficiency level and for those who...

927 – ‘Snowy Dragon’ – Morzine, France

Unit: 170 (Infra Sp) Engr Gp
Location: Morzine, France
Date: January 2010
Activities: Skiing

Snowy Dragon is an annual skiing adventure training for the TA and regular components of 170 (Infra Sp) Engr Gp. It took place in Morzine, France from the 9 – 30 January 2010.

The objective of the exercise was to coach the students to enable them to attain basic or...

908 – ‘Winter Freedom’ – French Alps

Unit: Oxford and Southampton UAS
Location: French Alps
Date: January 2010
Activities: Skiing

It soon became very apparent to all of us that the off-piste techniques were extremely different to those required when on-piste, despite the excellent conditions. Each day we tried to improve both our skiing and touring skills. For the majority of us, ski touring required a new skill set and...

914 – ‘Lynx Glacier’ – Kitzsteinerhor – Austria

Unit: 39 (Skinners) Signal Regiment (V)
Location: Kitzsteinerhor - Austria
Date: January 2010
Activities: Skiing

This exercise was a Regimental Adventure training opportunity for members of 39 Signal Regiment (V). The aim of the exercise was to give members of the unit an opportunity to learn to alpine ski or for those who could already ski to gain more skiing experience. The exercise was conducted...