Tag Archives: norway

Ex Norwegian Troll 2 Caldeian Adventure – Calday Grange CCF

Unit: Calday Grange Grammar School CCF
Location: Norway – Hovden, Aust-Agder
Date: February 2017
Activities: Skiing
5 years ago, ‘someone’ suggested it would be a fantastic idea to take Calday Grange CCF Cadets to Norway for a ‘bit of Adventure Training’, 2 years later it happened, and who could have predicted how successful it would have been? Certainly the constant questions from cadets about whether there’d...

Ex Dragon Venturer Cadet Norski – Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training

Unit: Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training
Location: Rjukan, Norway
Date: February 2017
Activities: Nordic skiing
Over February half-term, sixth former Jemima, a CCF cadet, attended one of the courses being offered by the Cadet Centre for Adventure Training (CCAT), which is designed to teach students the basics of Nordic Skiing on high-level terrain. The trip included an overnight ski tour and was based in a...

Ex Canford Norwegian Venturer Tiger – Canford School CCF

Unit: Canford School CCF
Location: Norway, Hovden (Hardangervidda)
Date: February 2017
Activities: Skiing
Thirty three year ten cadets from the Canford School CCF consumed with excitement and anticipation, together with three teaching staff and seven instructors converged on Hovden at the southern end of the Norwegian mountains on a cold clear and starry evening in February to be met by Jerry Dolan, the...

Ex Viking Trail – Sherborne Combined Cadet Force

Unit: Sherborne CCF
Location: Norway, Stavanger
Date: July 2016
Activities: Trekking, Canoeing
This year’s Sherborne CCF Summer Camp involving 12 personnel was a trip to the breath-taking scenery of the Setesdal Valley in Southern Norway to undertake the Viking Trail which comprised hiking and canoeing phases. The aim was to enable the cadets to experience an expedition that would enhance their self-reliance...

Ex Ice Ready – British Army Reservists

Unit: 5MI, HAC, 7 Rifles
Location: Lakselv, Norway
Date: November 2016
Activities: Skiing
Exercise ICE MAIDEN, the first all-female military transantarctic crossing planned for November 2017, is the vision of expedition leaders Major Nicola Wetherill and Major Natalie Taylor.  The two adventurous Army doctors hope that the expedition will inspire others, particularly women, to seek adventure and to engage in arduous outdoor activity. ...

Ex Cabot Telemark – Bristol University Officer Training Corps

Unit: Bristol UOTC
Location: Telemark, Norway
Date: March 2016
Activities: Skiing
The 29th March 2016 saw twelve Officer Cadets (OCdts) and two members of staff from Bristol University Officer Training Corps (BrUOTC) embark on Exercise CABOT TELEMARK, a twelve day Nordic Skiing Expedition to Norway. The aim of which was for the group to become competent Nordic Skiers and gain either...

Ex Bradfield Venturer Tiger 2016 – Bradfield College CCF + Berkhamstead School CCF

Unit: Bradfield College CCF & Berkhamsted School CCF
Location: Norway - Hardangervidda
Date: March 2016
Activities: Skiing
Cadets on the Norway Cross Country Ski Expedition experienced the full range of winter weather conditions during their week skiing over the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. Despite the stormy conditions our group of 6 boys and girls made quick progress acquiring the necessary ski skills to complete a demanding Hut...

Ex Ice Bambi 2016 – British Army

Unit: HAC, 7 Rifles, 44 MI, 53 MI, 52 MI
Location: Norway
Date: March 2016
Activities: Skiing
Exercise Ice Maiden, the first all-female military trans-Antarctic crossing planned for November 2017, is the brain child of expedition leaders Captain Nicola Wetherill and Major Natalie Taylor. The two adventurous Army doctors hope that the expedition will inspire others, particularly women, to seek adventure and to engage in arduous outdoor...

Ex Dragon Venturer Cadet Norski – HQ CCAT

Unit: HQ Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training
Location: Rjukan, Norway
Date: February 2016
Activities: Skiing
A 6-day journey of discovery by a mixed team of nine Senior Cadets and Cadet Adult instructors who were all Nordic skiing novices out on the snow making memories. A long journey from UK to Sandefjord Airport in Norway followed by a 3-hour drive culminated in our arrival on a snowy...

Canford Norwegian Venturer – Canford School CCF

Unit: Canford School & Wellington College CCFs
Location: Norway, Hovden (Hardangervidda)
Date: February 2016
Activities: Skiing
Preamble The Canford School CCF has been venturing to Norway for some twenty years now; a significant number of them generously supported by the Ulysses Trust and the expedition has become somewhat of an institution with many cadets over the years describing it as the best thing they did at Canford....

Winter Newsletter 2015

As I write, the rain is coming down in droves, the wind is howling, and Falmouth harbour is looking as grey as the RFA supply ships berthed alongside the docks.  What better way to brighten up the day than with the Ulysses Trust Winter newsletter, packed full of interesting articles,...

Exercise Dragon Arctic Heights – Cambridge UOTC

Unit: Cambridge UOTC
Location: Norway
Date: March 2015
Activities: Mountaineering (Winter), Skiing
Exercise Dragon - Arctic Heights was a ski mountaineering expedition run by Cambridge University Officers’ Training Corps, exploring Norway’s remote Lyngen Alps. These sheer mountains rise from the Arctic Ocean at the North Norwegian coast, forming a steep sided peninsula flanked on either side by open water. Lyngen is one...

Exercise Nordic Challenge Norway – Wycliffe College CCF

Unit: Wycliffe College CCF
Location: Norway, Hardangervidda
Date: March 2015
Activities: Skiing
“Du bærer livet i sekken” (Norwegian Nordic ski traveller, 2 Apr 15)* Ten days before the Easter holidays, a team of seven staff and cadets, took part in an arduous cross-country skiing expedition, this was to the Hardangervidda Mountain Range in Southern Norway. The aim of the venture was to introduce...