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Ex Blue Fara – Oxford UOTC

Unit: Oxford UOTC
Location: Iceland
Date: July 2015
Activities: Trekking, rock climbing
This summer, ten officer cadets from Oxford University Officer Training Corps set off to attempt to trek 500 kilometres, unsupported, from the north to the south of Iceland over the course of three weeks. Our leader, Junior Under Officer Graves, had selected a team of nine Officer Cadets from the...

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 Alpine Arc – Oxford University Officer Training Corps

Unit: Oxford UOTC, British Army
Location: European Alps (Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France)
Date: January 2015
Activities: Skiing
It is now a month since the final team from Exercise Alpine Arc arrived at the shores of the Mediterranean; successfully completing the final kilometres of an extraordinary ski-journey through the European Alps. A journey which began in Puchberg am Schneeberg in Austria before winding its way through 1100kms of...

Exercise Blue Patrouilles des Glaciers 2014 – Oxford UOTC

Unit: Oxford UOTC
Location: Switzerland
Date: April 2014
Activities: Ski trekking
Last year, Captain Tania Noakes, The Oxford University Officer Training Corps Adventure Training Officer and IFMGA British Mountain Guide, approached several Officer Cadets with the idea of competing in the Patrouilles des Glaciers. The race is a demanding and challenging ski-mountaineering competition for three-member rope parties run by the Swiss...

Blue Tour 2014 – Oxford UOTC

Unit: Oxford UOTC
Location: Adamello and Ortler Alps, Italy
Date: March 2014
Activities: Ski trekking, mountaineering
Challenging, isolating and inspiring, ski touring offers a unique way of exploring the mountains.  Such exploration was one of the main aims of Oxford UOTC’s Exercise Blue Tour, a seven-day ski tour through the Italian Adamello and Ortler Alps. The group of eight Officer Cadets met in Oxford on 27th March...