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Winter Newsletter 2013

The latest edition of our newsletter has now been published, and can be downloaded here: Ulysses Trust Winter 2013 Newsletter The 8 page newsletter features several full colour photographs of expeditions that we have supported over the last 12 months, key announcements, many interesting facts about the Trust, and further...

A Quarter Century Commitment of Royal Patronage

The Ulysses Trust is delighted to announce that HRH The Prince of Wales has kindly extended his patronage of the Ulysses Trust until 2018. HRH’s involvement began in 1991, when he agreed to become Patron of the Territorial Army's expedition to attempt the first British winter ascent of Everest, a project...

In Memoriam – Colonel David Mallam OBE

David Mallam was Secretary of the Ulysses Trust until 2007, and continued to support our fund-raising until 2009. He died, aged 75, on 6th June. It was mid-1992 that David appeared in Project DARC STAR’s (the TA winter attempt on Mt Everest) expedition office - a converted freight container.  David was...

AVM Nick Kurth Takes The Lead

A leader both within the Royal Air Force and on rock faces throughout the world, Air Vice-Marshal Nick Kurth has now taken over from Colonel Julian Radcliffe as the new Chairman of the Ulysses Trust. Julian steps down from the role after several years of valuable service for which his...

Ulysses Trust Awards 2013

Each year we announce the winners of the Ulysses Trust Awards for expeditions undertaken in the previous year. Our task was particularly difficult this year as the quality of entries was extremely high. Congratulations are due to the following winners in each category. Particular congratulations are due to HQ London Wing ATC...

In Memoriam – General Sir Michael Wilkes KCB CBE KStJ

General Sir Michael Wilkes, one of our founding Vice Patrons, died on 27th October 2013, aged 73. In June 1991, General Mike was Deputy Commander Field Army and Inspector General TA, when he was invited to London by GOC London District to “hear about what part of his Army was trying...

Ulysses Trust 20th Anniversary

The Ulysses Trust celebrated its 20th anniversary by presenting awards to cadet and reserve forces who have benefited from its grants, for the best expedition and the best expedition photograph in each category. These four awards were kindly sponsored by the Adventurous Training Group (Army). Among the winners...

Expedition Reports 2011/2012

In 2011/12, the Ulysses Trust supported 82 expeditions involving 1427 VRF and Cadet units members with a total of £152,000 financial assistance to challenging locations such as Greenland, India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Central Asia, the Far and Middle East, Nepal, South America, Iceland and several European countries....