Latest Expedition Reports

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...

– ‘Alpine Challenge’ – Austria

Unit: Wycliffe College CCF
Location: Austria
Date: January 2010
Activities: Mountaineering

The aim of Exercise Alpine Challenge 5 was to introduce 8 fairly inexperienced cadets to Alpine Climbing with the view of tackling three of highest and most interesting peaks in the Austrian Otztaler. This is one of the many mountain ranges in the Tyrol District and whilst it is not...

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...