Tag Archives: alps

Ex Northern Enduro – Northumbria UOTC

Unit: Northumbria UOTC
Location: La Thuile, Italy
Date: July 2017
Activities: Mountain biking, white water rafting
La Thiule – Mountain biking. After a fantastic two weeks of military training in Germany for Annual Camp, 20 officer cadets and training staff embarked on a one-week adrenaline filled training expedition mountain biking in La Thiule located in the Italian alps. The expedition aim was to bring potential officers out...

Ex Bike Hike 2016 – Liverpool University Air Squadron

Unit: Liverpool University Air Squadron
Location: Italy, Bardoneccia
Date: June 2016
Activities: Mountaineering, Trekking, Mountain Biking
Aims and Objectives The aims and objectives are to expose Officer Cadets to the challenges of adventurous training and taking part in the organisation and execution of a major expedition. This expedition will provide the opportunity for LUAS students to undertake mountain biking, and mountaineering in an arduous, wild and ever-changing...

Ex Snow Queen – Glasgow + Lanarkshire Bn ACF

Unit: A & B Troop RA and A Platoon RHF of Glasgow & Lanarkshire Bn ACF
Location: Sportwelt Austria
Date: January 2016
Activities: Skiing
“Amazing, Fantastic, Brilliant” It may have been 07.30 am when the group of 36 cadets and 7 adults left Glasgow but there was not a thing that could have dampened their excitement for the ski trip to Salzburger Sportwelt in Austria, not even the thought of 30 hours of travel....

Exercise Northern Ypres Paccard – 75 Engineer Regiment

Unit: 75 Engineer Regiment
Location: France, Italy and Switzerland in the Mont Blanc Region
Date: June 2015
Activities: Mountaineering (Summer)
A “Very Polite” Walk in the Alps – Reservists on the Tour du Mont Blanc. By Sapper Kimberly Gee and Sapper Kofi Steele (Reservists with 75 Engineer Regiment, currently studying at Manchester Metropolitan University) When presented with the opportunity to attend Ex Northern Ypres Paccard, trekking the Northern half of the Tour...

Exercise Alpine Adventure 2015 – Northumbria Army Cadet Force

Unit: Northumbria ACF
Location: Serre Chevalier, France
Date: March 2015
Activities: Skiing
Between the 27th March and 5th April 33 cadets and 13 Adults from Northumbria ACF travelled to Serre Chevalier in the French Alps for weeks Alpine Skiing. This was the first venture of this size to be undertaken by Northumbria ACF. The Exercise was designed to give the cadets the opportunity...

Ex Parbat Tiger – Army Mountaineering Association

Unit: Army Mountaineering Association (AMA)
Location: Kumba, Nepal
Date: September 2014
Activities: Mountaineering
Exercise Parbat Tiger was an Army Mountaineering Association (AMA) expedition to the Kumba region of the Himalayas in Nepal, to climb technical 6000m mountains. The expedition’s primary objective was the development of AMA members to facilitate them leading future high altitude expeditions. Fifteen team members from across the regular and...

Ex Northern Alpenglow 2014 – Glasgow & Strathclyde UOTC

Unit: GSUOTC
Location: France, Italy & Switzerland. Northern Alps.
Date: June 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (Alpine)
An expedition has 3 components: Plan, Do, Recover…Fantasise, Criticise, Romanticise!. "We’ve climbed Mt Kenya…what next?”. That was the challenge posed by the Commanding Officer on our return from Kenya in 2013. The European Alps were closer and Mt Blanc the highest in western Europe at 4808m was a perfect ideal. The long...

Alps 2014 – 1034 (Surbiton) Squadron Air Training Corps

Unit: 1034 (Surbiton) Squadron ATC
Location: Switzerland, Vallais Region
Date: July 2014
Activities: Trekking
For our 5th annual visit to the Alps with the 1034 (Surbiton) Squadron Air Training Corps, we again chose to go to Arolla in the Vallenois Alps. This is a well known, although remote high mountain centre with the campsite at 1970 metres above sea level. Camping Petit Praz claims...

Exercise Austria 2014 – Various Air Training Corps Units

Unit: 870 (Dreghorn), 2466(Loanhead) , 1756(Broxburn), 869(Penicuik), 383 (Alloa), 38F(Perth) ATC
Location: Austria
Date: June 2014
Activities: Summer Mountaineering, Climbing, Trekking, Community Activities
South East Scotland Wing cadets and staff have returned from a successful expedition in the German / Austrian Alps. The expedition was based in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Southern Germany over nine days. The ultimate goal of the expedition was to fulfil the requirements of their qualifying Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award...

Blue Tour 2014 – Oxford UOTC

Unit: Oxford UOTC
Location: Adamello and Ortler Alps, Italy
Date: March 2014
Activities: Ski trekking, mountaineering
Challenging, isolating and inspiring, ski touring offers a unique way of exploring the mountains.  Such exploration was one of the main aims of Oxford UOTC’s Exercise Blue Tour, a seven-day ski tour through the Italian Adamello and Ortler Alps. The group of eight Officer Cadets met in Oxford on 27th March...

1371 – ‘Phoenix Dragon’, France – Massif et Park National de la Vanoise

Unit: 101 FS BN REME
Location: France - Massif et Park National de la Vanoise
Date: January 2013
Activities: Skiing
Ex Phoenix Dragon is the annual Ski training package for 101 Force Support Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Taking place in January each year it aims to expose soldiers, young and old to the mountain environment in physically testing conditions to develop their leadership ability, their self knowledge and...