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Ex Loch Shiel Wilderness Open Canoe – Marine Society and Sea Cadets

Unit: Marine Society & Sea Cadets – Paddlesport Team
Location: Loch Shiel, Scotland
Date: July 2016
Activities: Canoeing
The 2016 Scot-Paddle with the Sea Cadets aimed to Open Canoe the reverse route taken by Bonnie Prince Charlie on his return to Scotland in the year 1745, by journeying from Glenfinnan to the sea.  The objective was to take a group of cadets and let them work as a...

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 Southern Leopard 2015 – Reed’s School Combined Cadet Force

Unit: Reed's School CCF
Location: South Africa
Date: October 2015
Activities: Trekking
During October half term, 13 cadets and 3 members of staff made the long trip via Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg to Volharding Game Ranch in the northern district of Limpopo, South Africa. The cadets from Reed’s CCF and our state partnership school, Hinchley Wood were in for an incredible 10...

Exercise Norwegian Troll 2014 – Calday Grange Grammar School CCF

Unit: Calday Grange Grammar School CCF
Location: Hovden, Setesdal, Norway
Date: February 2014
Activities: Cross country skiing, dog sledding, ice climbing, nordic skiing
2 years ago, when the expedition was first suggested, it all seemed so distant. But at 3:30am (yes!) Friday morning, our adventure starts. A night sleeping on the school gym floor might not have been quite what was originally expected, but it certainly helped us test some of the equipment...