Tag Archives: Atlas mountains

Ex Dragon Atlas EMU – East Midlands UOTC

Unit: East Midlands UOTC
Location: Morocco
Date: March 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing
An air of excited anticipation hung over the expedition party as we assembled in Nottingham to begin our long journey to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The group comprised of twelve students and two instructors from Northumbrian and East Midlands Officer Training Corps. Our aim was to summit Jebel Toubkal...

Tiger Toubkal – Royal Signals

Unit: Royal Signals
Location: Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Date: September 2016
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing
The Atlas mountains are, at first look, forbidding and hostile. The weather conditions are changeable and the environment inhospitable to people, animals and vegetation. Over the duration of the two-week expedition the team got to know the people, the terrain and learned much about the Berber culture and...

Ex Dragon Toubkal – 1st Military Working Dog Regiment

Unit: 1st Military Working Dogs Regiment
Location: Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Date: May 2015
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing
On the 16 May 15 selected members from all three squadrons of 1st Military Working Dog Regiment left the UK for Marrakech, Morocco. The aim of this exercise was to introduce us to the activity of mountaineering, by giving us the Summer Mountain Foundation course, and what better place to...

Exercise Northern Atlas – Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry

Unit: Scottish & North Irish Yeomanry
Location: Morocco
Date: April 2015
Activities: Mountaineering (High Altitude)
On 14th April 2015, our intrepid team boarded flights to begin their journey to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The aim of the expedition was to complete a demanding six day trekking expedition culminating in the summit of Jebel Toubkal , the highest mountain in North Africa, whilst increasing...

Ex Northern Phoenix Atlas – 5 MI Bn

Unit: 5 MI Bn
Location: Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Date: September 2014
Activities: Trekking
On the 1st of September 2014, 5MI deployed to Morocco for a two week trekking expedition into the Atlas Mountains in conjunction with the Moroccan Army. Although originally this trip was intended for 5MI and the Int Corps Reserves only, it was opened up to the wider Corps. The 14...