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Dragon Polar Pilgrim (SPEAR 17)

Unit: British Army Reserves
Location: Antarctica
Date: November 2016
Activities: Skiing
Ex DRAGON POLAR PILGRIM (also referred to as SPEAR17, South Pole Expedition Army Reserves 2017) first came into being over two years ago in November 2014. The original plan was for a team of Army Reserves to ski 730 miles from the coastline of Antarctica to the geographic South Pole....

Ex Ice Bambi 2016 – British Army

Unit: HAC, 7 Rifles, 44 MI, 53 MI, 52 MI
Location: Norway
Date: March 2016
Activities: Skiing
Exercise Ice Maiden, the first all-female military trans-Antarctic crossing planned for November 2017, is the brain child of expedition leaders Captain Nicola Wetherill and Major Natalie Taylor. The two adventurous Army doctors hope that the expedition will inspire others, particularly women, to seek adventure and to engage in arduous outdoor...

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...