Tag Archives: andes

Ex Dragon Condor Emu – East Midlands UOTC

Unit: East Midlands UOTC
Location: Andes
Date: August 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (high altitude), trekking
Exercise CONDOR EMU saw nine Officer Cadets from EMUOTC summit four Andean mountains, with the aid of Maj Tolan (Alpine Mountain Leader) and Tte Saavedra (Bolivian Mountain Infantry).  During the month long expedition the team completed an acclimatisation phase at Illimani base camp (4500m), summited an acclimatisation peak (Janco Laya...

Exercise Peruvian Cat – 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD)

Unit: 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
Location: Peruvian Andes
Date: April 2014
Activities: High Altitude Mountaineering
In the Spring of 2014, twelve soldiers from 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), many of whom had recently returned from serving in Afghanistan, and East Midlands Universities’ Officer Training Corps, completed a 30-day expedition to carry out high altitude mountaineering in the Peruvian Andes, culminating in...