Tag Archives: Kathmandu

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 Dhaulagiri Serpent – 201 Field Hospital

Unit: 201 (Northern) Field Hospital
Location: Dhaulagiri, Nepal
Date: April 2016
Activities: Trekking
With a buzz of excitement the expedition team for Exercise Dhaulagiri Serpent arrived at 201 Field Hospital on Sunday 24th April; eager for the start of the high altitude medical research expedition. The expedition focus was on high altitude and its effects on the human body.  As such, the trek...

Ex Calo Biralo – 101 Engineer Regiment

Unit: 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD)
Location: Annapurna region of Nepal
Date: January 2016
Activities: Trekking, White Water Rafting
Ex Calo Biralo 2016, which saw 19 Members of 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD) and their instructors travel to the Himalayas of central Nepal and trek the much revered Annapurna Circuit. Its aim; to test the group both physically and mentally in an arduous environment culminating in...

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...

Kalokath’s Cadet Venture 2014 – Oldham Hulme Grammar School CCF

Unit: Oldham Hulme Grammar School CCF
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: October 2014
Activities: Hiking, Climbing
It was nothing like I had ever seen before.   The poverty, the way of life, it was like I had stepped into a film set, yet it was so surreal.   There were children running around the streets, dogs lying in the roads and don’t even get me started on the...