Tag Archives: everest

Himalayan Finn 2017

Location: Nepal
Date: September 2017
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
In December 2015, Major J W Swanson and Corporal T McWhirter from the Northern Ireland Garrison Support Unit (NIGSU) began the extensive planning process for their first overseas Adventure Training expedition to Nepal.  The culmination of this planning was Expedition Finn Himalaya, which took place from 15th September 2017 to...

Ex Khumbu Commando – Royal Marines Reserve Merseyside

Unit: Royal Marines Reserve Merseyside
Location: Khumbu Region, Nepal
Date: January 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Exercise Khumbu Commando was the only authorised Royal Navy / Royal Marines expedition to the Himalayas in 2017. The plan was for 14 Bootnecks to travel to the Everest (Khumbu) region of Nepal to trek for 23 continuous days (total yomp distance circa 350 km) over the region’s three highest...

Ex Tiger Thulo Traverse – British Army

Unit: 3 R Welsh, 3 Yorks, RMons, EMUOTC, NUOTC, 170 Engr Gp
Location: Nepalese Himalayas
Date: March 2015
Activities: Mountaineering (High Altitude), Trekking
Introduction Maj Andy Gooch Exercise TIGER THULO TRAVERSE (Ex TTT) set out to trek the 1600km length of the Nepalese Himalayas along a route called the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT).  It was to follow in the footsteps of ex-Sapper Captain Doc McKerr who became the first person to trek the route...

Ex Parbat Tiger – Army Mountaineering Association

Unit: Army Mountaineering Association (AMA)
Location: Kumba, Nepal
Date: September 2014
Activities: Mountaineering
Exercise Parbat Tiger was an Army Mountaineering Association (AMA) expedition to the Kumba region of the Himalayas in Nepal, to climb technical 6000m mountains. The expedition’s primary objective was the development of AMA members to facilitate them leading future high altitude expeditions. Fifteen team members from across the regular and...

New Trustee Appointed

The Ulysses Trust has recently appointed a new Trustee to its Board.  Dr Rod Stables has accepted a position as Trustee and this will help to shape the Ulysses Trust for the future. Dr Rod Stables is a leading heart surgeon and was appointed to the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital in 2000....