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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...

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...