Tag Archives: east midlands uotc

Guyana Emu

Unit: East Midlands Universities Air Squadron
Location: Guyana, South America
Date: April 2018
Activities: Canoeing, Trekking, Exploring, Other, Multi.
Earlier this year, ten students from East Midlands UAS participated in an adventurous training expedition within the Guyanese jungle. Primarily, the arduous, challenging nature of the activities and environment aimed to develop determination and qualities of self-reliance, confidence, leadership and team ethos in the UAS students, in order to prepare...

Dragon Atlas EMU – East Midlands UOTC

Unit: East Midlands UOTC
Location: Morocco
Date: March 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing
An air of excited anticipation hung over the expedition party as we assembled in Nottingham to begin our long journey to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The group comprised of twelve students and two instructors from Northumbrian and East Midlands Officer Training Corps. Our aim was to summit Jebel Toubkal...

Ex Cockney Toubkal – Royal Yeomanry + East Midlands UOTC

Unit: Royal Yeomanry, EMUOTC
Location: Morocco Atlas Mountains
Date: October 2015
Activities: Trekking
From the 26th September to the 11th October 2015 the Royal Yeomanry completed an Adventurous Training expedition in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The main effort of the expedition was to traverse a section of the High Atlas between the Tizi-n-Test pass the the Tizi-n-Tichka pass and hoping to...

Exercise Vulcan EMU – East Midlands UOTC

Unit: Officer Cadets of East Midlands UOTC
Location: Southern Iceland
Date: August 2014
Activities: Trekking
Exercise Vulcan EMU was a trekking expedition run between the dates 26/08/2014 until 05/09/2014 for Officer Cadets of East Midlands UOTC. Led by (IC) Officer Cadet Marcus Robertson and (2IC) 2Lt Darren Hastings, the expedition was instructed by Major David Larkam. The aim of the expedition was to improve the team...

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...

Winter Newsletter 2014

What better way to spend a cold winter's night than in front of a roaring fire with a hot toddy and the latest edition of the Ulysses Trust Winter Newsletter. In this edition we focus on our recent awards ceremony showcasing not just the event, but also highlighting the reports...

Ex Alaskan Bugle – 208 Field Hospital, 1 RIFLES, EMUOTC

Unit: 208 Field Hospital, 1 RIFLES, EMUOTC
Location: Denali National Park, Alaska, USA
Date: May 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (High Altitude)
Exercise ALASKAN BUGLE was an expedition for 12 members of 1 Rifles supported by two reservists Maj John Tolan (Alpine Mountain Leader) and Maj Kirsty Watson (Team Doctor).   The expedition aim was to climb Mt Denali at 6189m North America's highest peak.  The mountain is a serious challenge at the...

Ex Ibex EMU (Dragon) 2014 – East Midlands UOTC

Unit: East Midlands UOTC
Location: Switzerland and France
Date: July 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (Alpine)
Exercise Ibex EMU was a mountaineering expedition that ran for 19 days from the 14th July – 1st August. It took place in Saas Grund, Switzerland and Chamonix, France. The main effort of the expedition was to summit Mont Blanc. Our unit had attempted to do this previously but had...

Exercise Peruvian Cat – 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD)

Unit: 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
Location: Peruvian Andes
Date: April 2014
Activities: High Altitude Mountaineering
In the Spring of 2014, twelve soldiers from 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), many of whom had recently returned from serving in Afghanistan, and East Midlands Universities’ Officer Training Corps, completed a 30-day expedition to carry out high altitude mountaineering in the Peruvian Andes, culminating in...