Tag Archives: dog sledding

Ex 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 Norwegian Troll 2 Caldeian Adventure – Calday Grange CCF

Unit: Calday Grange Grammar School CCF
Location: Norway – Hovden, Aust-Agder
Date: February 2017
Activities: Skiing
5 years ago, ‘someone’ suggested it would be a fantastic idea to take Calday Grange CCF Cadets to Norway for a ‘bit of Adventure Training’, 2 years later it happened, and who could have predicted how successful it would have been? Certainly the constant questions from cadets about whether there’d...

Exercise Norwegian Troll 2014 – Calday Grange Grammar School CCF

Unit: Calday Grange Grammar School CCF
Location: Hovden, Setesdal, Norway
Date: February 2014
Activities: Cross country skiing, dog sledding, ice climbing, nordic skiing
2 years ago, when the expedition was first suggested, it all seemed so distant. But at 3:30am (yes!) Friday morning, our adventure starts. A night sleeping on the school gym floor might not have been quite what was originally expected, but it certainly helped us test some of the equipment...