Latest Expedition Reports

930 – ‘Canford Alpine Venturer Tiger’ – France

Unit: Canford School CCF
Location: France
Date: July 2010
Activities: Mountaineering

Monte Bianco – A New Venture

This summer, twelve cadets from the Canford School CCF linked up with the Italian Alpine Regiment in Perenni Barracks, Courmayeur, to conduct some Alpine climbing. The task was clear enough: twelve cadets and two members of staff guided by Bill Billingsley from the Royal...

972 – ‘Cockney Blue Calypso’ – Malta & Gozo

Unit: UL OTC
Location: Malta & Gozo
Date: July 2010
Activities: Diving

Cockney Blue Calypso was a Scuba Diving expedition with the ULOTC that took place in Gozo from 11 - 22 July 2010. It consisted of 29 students and 5 instructors. We were divided into two groups for the duration of the expedition; the novices, who would be undertaking the British...

1003 – ‘(Tiger) Shrivenham Bethesda’ – Snowdonia

Unit: Taurus Sqn, DTUS
Location: Snowdonia
Date: July 2010
Activities: Canoeing/Mountaineering (Summer)

(TIGER) SHRIVENHAM TAURUS BETHESDA was an 8 day multi-activity expedition to Snowdonia for members of the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS). Adventurous Training is a big part of what DTUS delivers as it provides an ideal vehicle to maintain interest in Service life and to develop leadership and physical attributes.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...