Tag Archives: mountain biking

Ex Golden Eagle One – 29 Norfolk & Suffolk Wing ATC Sqns

Unit: 29 Norfolk and Suffolk Wing ATC Sqns
Location: Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, Scotland
Date: October 2016
Activities: Hill walking, white water rafting, mountain biking, zip lining
During the last week of October 2016 65 Air Cadets and 23 members of staff from Norfolk & Suffolk Wing Air Training Corps mounted an Adventure Training expedition to Rothiemurchas Lodge, Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains overlooking Loch Morlich. The expedition provided life enhancing opportunities for young...

Ex Ubique Finn 2016 – 71 Engineer Regiment

Unit: 71 Engr Regt
Location: Spain
Date: May 2016
Activities: Mountaineering, mountain biking, rock climbing
Exercise Ubique Finn (ID 02005) took place in the mountain regions north of Malaga between 14th-21st May 2016. Taking part in the exercise where 17 reserve troops from 71 Engineer Regiment comprising of personal from 102 (Paisley), 124 (Edinburgh) and 591 (Bangor) Squadrons. The pasty white Celtic troops travelled from...

Moonlands 2016 – Budmouth College CCF

Unit: Budmouth College CCF
Location: Ladakh, Kashmir, India
Date: July 2016
Activities: White water rafting, trekking, mountain biking
The aim of our Moonlands venture was to foster leadership skills in our senior cadets through a programme of adventurous training for five weeks in the Ladakh region of the Tibetan Plateau. This is a unique area, long isolated by the high peaks, which still forbid land access for eight months...

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...

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 Bristolian Zeus 2015 – Bristol Army Cadet Force

Unit: Bristol ACF
Location: Cyprus
Date: October 2015
Activities: Mountain biking
Bristol ACF conducted Exercise Bristolian Zeus during the back end of October 2015, with the main aim of cycling some of the varied technical and challenging off road routes of Cyprus. From the stunning views along the Cyprus coastlines showing off the deep blue and emerald sea of the Mediterranean,...

Ex Bavarian Wanderer II – Tayforth UOTC

Unit: Tayforth Universities Officer Training Corps
Location: Bavarian Alps
Date: August 2014
Activities: kayaking, rock climbing, hill walking, mountain biking, white water rafting
Exercise Bavarian Wanderer II was an extremely successful level 3 Adventure Training exercise in the spectacular Bavarian Alps, for forty personnel from Tayforth UOTC. The aim of the exercise was to build on training which the Officer Cadets taking part in the exercise had received over the course of the...

Ex Canpaddy Finn 2014 – Regional Training Centre (NI)

Unit: 2 Royal Irish;152 TPT REG RLC; 32 Signal Regt; 5 RMP 243 Pro Company
Location: Canada
Date: July 2014
Activities: Multi-activity
A group of 10 staff and instructors from the Regional Training Centre, Northern Ireland (RTC(NI) recently took part in Ex CANPADDY FINN - a 14 day exercise based at Trails End Camp (TEC) in the Canadian Rockies. The group included staff members from the Royal Irish, RLC, Royal Signals and...

Ex Highland Dragon Venture – Staffordshire and West Midlands Army Cadet Force

Unit: Staffordshire & West Midlands North Sector Army Cadet Force
Location: Scottish Highlands
Date: July 2014
Activities: Canoeing, Mountaineering (Summer), Rock Climbing, Whitewater Kayaking
On the morning of Saturday 26 July 14, 24 Cadets and 6 Adult Instructors from Staffordshire and West Midlands Army Cadets force started the long drive north to Inverness for the start of a seven day adventurous training package. The aim of the expedition was to expose the cadets to the...

Ex Northern Black Spoke – 4 Para

Unit: 4 Para
Location: Spain
Date: May 2014
Activities: Mountain Biking
Ex NORTHERN BLACK SPOKE (NBS) was an Adventurous Training expedition to Southern Spain that took place in May 2014.  The exercise was run by 4 PARA, but benefitted from integrating soldiers from the Regular Parachute Battalions; this really helped generate a mix of experience and provided another good opportunity to...