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Dragon Ventura Ardeche 2018

Unit: Ratcliffe College CCF
Location: River Ardeche - S France Vallon Pont Darc
Date: April 2018
Activities: Canoeing
I arrived at Ratcliffe on the Saturday 7th April excited about the prospect of traveling down to the South of France to take part in my very first Easter Adventure Training camp. After loading all the equipment and Lt Col Balmbra giving us all a safety briefing we set off....

Northern Jacobite Venturer

Unit: Giggleswick School CCF
Location: Scotland, Lochaber
Date: March 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring,
Our now annual Scottish exploit is in its 12th year and is successfully delivering all five phases of a cadet’s five year development plan.  Our long serving local instructors now have an expectation of great training weather and this year lived up to the reputation with rain, wind, snow, sub...

Canford Norwegian Venturer Tiger 2018

Unit: Canford School CCF
Location: Norway (Hardangervidda)
Date: February 2018
Activities: Skiing
  Canford School CCF has been embarking for a number of years on a cross-country skiing expedition to Norway on what is described by all who go, as the toughest and the best trip the School offers. This year saw another twenty cadets, a fifth of our year 10s aged 14...

Oswestrian Snowy Dragon

Unit: Oswestry School CCF
Location: Scotland - Cairngorms and Lochaber
Date: February 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Six Cadets, aged 15 to 17, and two Instructors attended a winter exercise centered around the Cairngorms National Park during February 2018 with the aim of introducing some to the challenges of travelling in the winter mountain environment for the first time and others to extend their existing experience to...

Telemark Cadet 2017

Unit: Oakham School CCF
Location: Telemark, Norway
Date: August 2017
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
On the 16th August 2017 nineteen cadets from Oakham School CCF set out on their journey to Norway to undertake their Gold DofE Expedition. After arrival at Oslo Airport they were collected by the advance party and then set course for the Telemark region of southern Norway, some three hours...

HCS Carros de Foc 17

Unit: Hereford Cathedral School CCF
Location: Spanish Pyrenees
Date: July 2017
Activities: Whitewater rafting, canyoning, abseiling
On the 16th of July, after a difficult few weeks of exams and revision, we were all looking forward to an exciting trip, walking a section of the Carros de foc (or Chariots of Fire) which is part of the Aigüestortes mountain range, white water rafting and canyoning, abseiling down...

Summer Tiger 2017

Unit: Lord Wandsworth College CCF
Location: Vercors Region, France
Date: July 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Cadets from Lord Wandsworth College CCF traveled to a small village called Autrans near Grenoble, France, to engage in a week of exciting Adventurous Training activities. The idea behind the expedition was to take part in challenging activities in a setting that is bigger and better than anything the UK...

Northern Jacobite Venturer 2017

Unit: Giggleswick School CCF
Location: Scotland
Date: March 2017
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
Four seasons in one week maintained the ambitions of Ex Northern Jacobite Venturer.  Temperatures of 20o C for the first few days gave way to wet and wintry by last day of the expedition. Our now annual Scottish exploit is in it’s 11th year and is successfully delivering all five phases...

Arctic Tundra Venture 2017 – Oldham Hulme Grammar School CCF

Unit: Oldham Hulme GS CCF
Location: Swedish Lapland - NE Sweden
Date: April 2017
Activities: Dog sledding, winter survival
As a CCF Adventurous Training Officer, and Winter Mountain Leader I felt privileged to be able to organise, and take a group of Cadets from the Oldham Hulme Combined Cadet Force on their expedition to NE Lapland in Arctic Sweden. The expedition was the culmination of 18 months...

Ex KwaZulu-Natal Venturer – ACF and CCF (Army)

Unit: ACF & CCF (Army)
Location: South Africa
Date: July 2016
Activities: Trekking
This ambitious, adventurous and demanding expedition is one of the most successful mounted by the Army Cadet movement following two years of planning.  It comprised of two independent groups sub-divided into the three AT activity teams – the Tugela River descent and the Drackensberg and Zulu Trail treks.  The ethos...

Summer Explorer 4 (Tiger) 2016

Unit: Royal Grammar School, Guildford CCF
Location: Austria, Stubai Alps
Date: August 2016
Activities: Trekking, Exploring, Other, Multi,
Towards the end of July, 5 senior cadets and 3 staff from RGS Guildford CCF departed from school, bound for the Tirol region of Austria, to take part in a mountaineering expedition. The programme was to include part of the Stubai Hohenweg hut-to-hut, general glacial training, a technical ascent of...

Moonlands 2016 – Budmouth College CCF

Unit: Budmouth College CCF
Location: Ladakh, Kashmir, India
Date: July 2016
Activities: White water rafting, trekking, mountain biking
The aim of our Moonlands venture was to foster leadership skills in our senior cadets through a programme of adventurous training for five weeks in the Ladakh region of the Tibetan Plateau. This is a unique area, long isolated by the high peaks, which still forbid land access for eight months...

Ex Scaffold Tower 2014 – Colston’s School Combined Cadet Force

Unit: Colstons School CCF
Location: Lake District
Date: June 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (Summer)
Colston’s School is based in Central Bristol and Ex Scaffold Tower's aim was to have a first foray further afield from Bristol in a true area of Wild Country summiting the peak of Scafell Pike. The Lake District provided the area and the expedition was a great success despite the 10...