Tag Archives: italy

Ex Northern Enduro – Northumbria UOTC

Unit: Northumbria UOTC
Location: La Thuile, Italy
Date: July 2017
Activities: Mountain biking, white water rafting
La Thiule – Mountain biking. After a fantastic two weeks of military training in Germany for Annual Camp, 20 officer cadets and training staff embarked on a one-week adrenaline filled training expedition mountain biking in La Thiule located in the Italian alps. The expedition aim was to bring potential officers out...

Ex Bike Hike 2016 – Liverpool University Air Squadron

Unit: Liverpool University Air Squadron
Location: Italy, Bardoneccia
Date: June 2016
Activities: Mountaineering, Trekking, Mountain Biking
Aims and Objectives The aims and objectives are to expose Officer Cadets to the challenges of adventurous training and taking part in the organisation and execution of a major expedition. This expedition will provide the opportunity for LUAS students to undertake mountain biking, and mountaineering in an arduous, wild and ever-changing...

Ex Blue Tour Dolomite – Oxford University Officer Training Corps

Unit: Oxford UOTC
Location: Italy, Dolomites
Date: March 2016
Activities: Skiing
On 27th March 2016, six Officer Cadets from Oxford University Officer Training Corps set out on an ambitious six-day hut-to-hut ski tour across the Italian Dolomites. For five of the six members, the expedition was especially challenging as it was their first experience of hut-to-hut touring. In spite of this...

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...

‘Tour du Mont Blanc 2015’ – First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps)

Unit: First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps)
Location: Italy, Switzerland and France. The Mont Blanc Massif
Date: June 2015
Activities: Trekking
The Tour de Mont Blanc is one of the most popular long-distance walking routes in the world, traversing through France, Switzerland and Italy as it circumnavigates the immense Mont Blanc massif, the highest mountain in Europe. The full distance is usually walked in 10 days; due to work and time...

Exercise Alpine Arc – Oxford University Officer Training Corps

Unit: Oxford UOTC, British Army
Location: European Alps (Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France)
Date: January 2015
Activities: Skiing
It is now a month since the final team from Exercise Alpine Arc arrived at the shores of the Mediterranean; successfully completing the final kilometres of an extraordinary ski-journey through the European Alps. A journey which began in Puchberg am Schneeberg in Austria before winding its way through 1100kms of...

Exercise Northern Ypres Paccard – 75 Engineer Regiment

Unit: 75 Engineer Regiment
Location: France, Italy and Switzerland in the Mont Blanc Region
Date: June 2015
Activities: Mountaineering (Summer)
A “Very Polite” Walk in the Alps – Reservists on the Tour du Mont Blanc. By Sapper Kimberly Gee and Sapper Kofi Steele (Reservists with 75 Engineer Regiment, currently studying at Manchester Metropolitan University) When presented with the opportunity to attend Ex Northern Ypres Paccard, trekking the Northern half of the Tour...

Exercise Alpine Adventure 2015 – Northumbria Army Cadet Force

Unit: Northumbria ACF
Location: Serre Chevalier, France
Date: March 2015
Activities: Skiing
Between the 27th March and 5th April 33 cadets and 13 Adults from Northumbria ACF travelled to Serre Chevalier in the French Alps for weeks Alpine Skiing. This was the first venture of this size to be undertaken by Northumbria ACF. The Exercise was designed to give the cadets the opportunity...

Ex Northern Dolomites – Leeds University Officers’ Training Corps

Unit: Leeds University Officers' Training Corps
Location: Italy - North East, Dolomites
Date: July 2014
Activities: Rock Climbing, Trekking
Leeds University Officers' Training Corps conducted an adventurous training expedition consisting of rock climbing and trekking in the Dolomites in Northern Italy. OCdt Victoria Carbutt takes up the story... Our first full day in Cortina d’Ampezzo consisted of an acclimatisation trek to Tonde de Cianderou from Camping Olympia (SH 1711m),...

Ex Northern Alpenglow 2014 – Glasgow & Strathclyde UOTC

Unit: GSUOTC
Location: France, Italy & Switzerland. Northern Alps.
Date: June 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (Alpine)
An expedition has 3 components: Plan, Do, Recover…Fantasise, Criticise, Romanticise!. "We’ve climbed Mt Kenya…what next?”. That was the challenge posed by the Commanding Officer on our return from Kenya in 2013. The European Alps were closer and Mt Blanc the highest in western Europe at 4808m was a perfect ideal. The long...

Blue Tour 2014 – Oxford UOTC

Unit: Oxford UOTC
Location: Adamello and Ortler Alps, Italy
Date: March 2014
Activities: Ski trekking, mountaineering
Challenging, isolating and inspiring, ski touring offers a unique way of exploring the mountains.  Such exploration was one of the main aims of Oxford UOTC’s Exercise Blue Tour, a seven-day ski tour through the Italian Adamello and Ortler Alps. The group of eight Officer Cadets met in Oxford on 27th March...