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Ex Dragon Toubkal 2017 – Cambridge University Officers’ Training Corps

Unit: Cambridge UOTC
Location: High Atlas, Morocco
Date: March 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing
On the 22nd March 2017, Cambridge University Officers’ Training Corps (CUOTC) departed for a trekking expedition in the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco. The aim was to summit Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Our secondary aims included empowering officer cadets (OCdts) to embrace leadership roles and to give...

Ex Rocky Blue – Cambridge UOTC

Unit: Cambridge UOTC
Location: USA
Date: August 2015
Activities: Canoeing, Trekking, Exploring
Exercise Rocky Blue began with the excellent book ‘Undaunted Courage’ by Stephen E Ambrose which provides a fascinating study of the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806. Inspired by the adventures of those pioneering gentlemen, Cambridge University Officer Training Corps planned and organised an expedition to re-trace part of their...

Winter Newsletter 2015

As I write, the rain is coming down in droves, the wind is howling, and Falmouth harbour is looking as grey as the RFA supply ships berthed alongside the docks.  What better way to brighten up the day than with the Ulysses Trust Winter newsletter, packed full of interesting articles,...

Ex Madagascar Blue – Cambridge University Officer Training Corps

Unit: Cambridge UOTC
Location: Madagascar
Date: September 2015
Activities: Trekking
Ex Madagascar Blue was a trekking expedition to the island of Madagascar. On the 29th of August nine Officer Cadets from the Cambridge University Officer Training Corps flew to Antananarivo to begin a three week expedition, taking in three of Madagascar’s National Parks and experiencing the landscape and culture of...

Exercise Dragon Arctic Heights – Cambridge UOTC

Unit: Cambridge UOTC
Location: Norway
Date: March 2015
Activities: Mountaineering (Winter), Skiing
Exercise Dragon - Arctic Heights was a ski mountaineering expedition run by Cambridge University Officers’ Training Corps, exploring Norway’s remote Lyngen Alps. These sheer mountains rise from the Arctic Ocean at the North Norwegian coast, forming a steep sided peninsula flanked on either side by open water. Lyngen is one...

Ex Dragon Deep Blue – Cambridge UOTC

Unit: Cambridge University Officer Training Corps
Location: Belize
Date: August 2014
Activities: Diving
On the 18th August 2014, members of Cambridge University Officer Training Corps set off to Belize for a scuba-diving expedition with the aim of developing diving skills in a new, unique and often challenging environment. Expedition members were also given the opportunity to complete PADI courses and qualifications, instructed by...