Tag Archives: peru

Ex Castle Adventure 17 – 104 Bn REME

Unit: 104 Bn REME
Location: Peru
Date: March 2017
Activities: Trekking
26th March 2017, 14 regular and reserve personnel from 104Bn REME embarked on an expedition to Machu Picchu in Peru. The following 14 days were an odyssey of lost boarding cards, inexplicable bag searches, contraband tent pegs, a naked man in the airport and mountains. Lots of mountains. The journey...

Ex Dragon Condor Emu – East Midlands UOTC

Unit: East Midlands UOTC
Location: Andes
Date: August 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (high altitude), trekking
Exercise CONDOR EMU saw nine Officer Cadets from EMUOTC summit four Andean mountains, with the aid of Maj Tolan (Alpine Mountain Leader) and Tte Saavedra (Bolivian Mountain Infantry).  During the month long expedition the team completed an acclimatisation phase at Illimani base camp (4500m), summited an acclimatisation peak (Janco Laya...

Exercise Bolivian Venture 2014 – 612 RAuxAF Sqn and 3 AEF

Unit: 612 RAuxAF Sqn and 3 AEF
Location: Bolivia/Peru - Northern Apolobamba Range of the Andes
Date: June 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (High Altitude)
Exercise BOLIVIAN VENTURE 2014 (BV14) was a major high altitude expedition to the Northern Cordillera Apolobamba region of Bolivia and Peru.  The expedition took place during the period 3 – 26 June 14 and consisted of twenty-eight personnel broken down into a trekking team of seven and a mountaineering team...

Exercise Peruvian Cat – 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD)

Unit: 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
Location: Peruvian Andes
Date: April 2014
Activities: High Altitude Mountaineering
In the Spring of 2014, twelve soldiers from 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), many of whom had recently returned from serving in Afghanistan, and East Midlands Universities’ Officer Training Corps, completed a 30-day expedition to carry out high altitude mountaineering in the Peruvian Andes, culminating in...