Tag Archives: climbing

Ex Western Winter – HQ Air Cadets

Unit: HQ Air Cadets
Location: Lochaber, Scotland
Date: February 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking
On the evening of 26 February 17, 11 members of Air Cadet Organisation’s volunteer staff gathered at the Inchree lodges in Onich in the Western Highlands of Scotland with the objective of furthering their knowledge and experience of the British mountain environment. Two members of the team would be undertaking...

Summer Newsletter 2016

Nothing beats an English summer, relaxing outside in the afternoon sun with the soothing sounds of the village cricket match filtering through on the light breeze, a cool drink in one hand, and a copy of the Ulysses Trust summer newsletter in the other. In this edition we focus on the...

Ex Northern Ypres Trepador – 75 Engineer Regiment

Unit: 75 Engineer Regiment
Location: Spain, Costa Blanca
Date: October 2015
Activities: Rock Climbing
On 24 Oct 15 ten personnel from 75 Engineer Regiment left Manchester and travelled to Costa Blanca, Spain for a week of climbing the stunning limestone sport climbing routes which populate the area just North of Benidorm. The week's aim was to introduce novice climbers to the sport with the long-term...

Ex Falzarego Tiger – Exeter University Officer Training Corps

Unit: Exeter UOTC
Location: Dolomites, Italy
Date: August 2015
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing
As part of its role Exeter UOTC is tasked with organising high quality and demanding Adventurous Training for the Cadets.  This should deliver foundation qualifications but also give the Cadets exposure to just how demanding AT can be and how it can be used to develop personal qualities and teamwork. The...

Ex Altiplano Tiger – Army Mountaineering Association

Unit: Army Mountaineering Association
Location: Bolivia - Cordillera Blanca
Date: June 2015
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing
On 1 June 2015 a group of 14 intrepid adventurists left the UK bound for the high mountains of the Bolivian Altiplano. Flying via Miami we eventually touched down in La Paz (4000m) after around 15 hours in the air. This Army Mountaineering Association (AMA) Expedition had an ambitious plan to...

Jingling Geordie AT 2014 – George Heriot’s School CCF

Unit: George Heriot’s School CCF
Location: Lake District
Date: October 2014
Activities: Canyoning, climbing, scrambling, abseiling
Twenty six members of George Heriot’s School CCF spent six days of their October break embarking on Adventure Training in the Lake District. For many it was their first experience of adventure sports outside and every member of the party was looking forward to the challenges which lay ahead. The expedition had...

Operation Vertex – 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron Air Training Corps

Unit: 2344 (Longbenton) Sqn ATC
Location: France, Pyrenees, Sahorre
Date: August 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (Summer)
A team of nine cadets and staff from 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron have succeeded in climbing their first foreign peak – the Pic Du Canigou in France. Flight Lieutenant Will Close-Ash, who famously assisted in rescuing a group of Belgian climbers on the peak in 2008, was leading the team. The group...

Ex Rip Curl 2014 – City of Liverpool Sea Cadets (TS Mersey)

Unit: City of Liverpool SCC - TS Mersey
Location: North Wales
Date: August 2014
Activities: Climbing, abseiling, trekking
City of Liverpool Sea/Marine Cadets deployed to Holy Island, Anglesey, North Wales from 10-15th August 2014 for Exercise Rip Curl. Prior to the exercise the cadets raised funds to pay for the local purchase of climbing equipment and wet suits (a total cost of £1798). Cadets from the unit carried out...