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Ex Shamrock Glacier – 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment

Unit: 2 R Irish
Location: France, Chamonix
Date: August 2016
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing, white water rafting, mountain biking
Report written by Lt NJW Richmond C Coy 2 R IRISH The aim of Joint Service Adventurous Training is set out as follows; “to promote, through the conduct of arduous outdoor activities with exposure to hardship and danger, the Army’s core values, leadership, teamwork and other qualities necessary to enhance 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 Tiger Soar 15 – Army Gliding Association

Unit: Army Gliding Association
Location: France - southern French Alps (Sisteron)
Date: April 2015
Activities: Gliding
Exercise TIGER SOAR 15 was a two week Adventurous Training Expedition in the French Alps run by the Army Gliding Association (AGA) 18 Apr – 3 May 15. Seven Army glider pilots deployed, two of whom are reservists: Lt Col Ian McFarlane YORKS and Maj Jamie Sage RE (Chairman...

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...