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Ex Dragon Toubkal 2017 – Cambridge University Officers’ Training Corps

Unit: Cambridge UOTC
Location: High Atlas, Morocco
Date: March 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing
On the 22nd March 2017, Cambridge University Officers’ Training Corps (CUOTC) departed for a trekking expedition in the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco. The aim was to summit Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Our secondary aims included empowering officer cadets (OCdts) to embrace leadership roles and to give...

The Rock 2015 – Basingstoke Sea Cadets

Unit: Basingstoke Sea Cadets
Location: Gibraltar and Western Med
Date: June 2015
Activities: Offshore Sailing
On the 28th of June 2015 Basingstoke Sea Cadets ventured out on a week’s trip to Gibraltar to complete a Competent Crew course with All Abroad Sailing Academy. The first day mainly consisted of travelling. We arrived in Gibraltar in the midday heat, which gave us an idea of the weather...

Exercise Northern Atlas – Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry

Unit: Scottish & North Irish Yeomanry
Location: Morocco
Date: April 2015
Activities: Mountaineering (High Altitude)
On 14th April 2015, our intrepid team boarded flights to begin their journey to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The aim of the expedition was to complete a demanding six day trekking expedition culminating in the summit of Jebel Toubkal , the highest mountain in North Africa, whilst increasing...