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Ex Dragon Atlas EMU – East Midlands UOTC

Unit: East Midlands UOTC
Location: Morocco
Date: March 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing
An air of excited anticipation hung over the expedition party as we assembled in Nottingham to begin our long journey to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The group comprised of twelve students and two instructors from Northumbrian and East Midlands Officer Training Corps. Our aim was to summit Jebel Toubkal...

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 Rocky Blue – Cambridge UOTC

Unit: Cambridge UOTC
Location: USA
Date: August 2015
Activities: Canoeing, Trekking, Exploring
Exercise Rocky Blue began with the excellent book ‘Undaunted Courage’ by Stephen E Ambrose which provides a fascinating study of the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806. Inspired by the adventures of those pioneering gentlemen, Cambridge University Officer Training Corps planned and organised an expedition to re-trace part of their...

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...

Ex Dragon Slim Corsica – UOTC Birmingham

Unit: UOTC Birmingham
Location: Corsica
Date: August 2015
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing
When the opportunity arose to hike the Northern section of the twentieth Grande Randonnée over the period 05-16 August, Officer Cadets at UOTC Birmingham leapt at the opportunity to further their mountaineering experience and prepared to embark on an eleven day route that has a reputation of being one of...

Ex Cockney Toubkal – Royal Yeomanry + East Midlands UOTC

Unit: Royal Yeomanry, EMUOTC
Location: Morocco Atlas Mountains
Date: October 2015
Activities: Trekking
From the 26th September to the 11th October 2015 the Royal Yeomanry completed an Adventurous Training expedition in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The main effort of the expedition was to traverse a section of the High Atlas between the Tizi-n-Test pass the the Tizi-n-Tichka pass and hoping to...

Ex Madagascar Blue – Cambridge University Officer Training Corps

Unit: Cambridge UOTC
Location: Madagascar
Date: September 2015
Activities: Trekking
Ex Madagascar Blue was a trekking expedition to the island of Madagascar. On the 29th of August nine Officer Cadets from the Cambridge University Officer Training Corps flew to Antananarivo to begin a three week expedition, taking in three of Madagascar’s National Parks and experiencing the landscape and culture of...

Ex Rolling Eagle – Exeter University Officer Training Corps

Unit: Exeter UOTC
Location: North America, Canada
Date: September 2015
Activities: Cycling
Exercise Rolling Eagle saw a team of three officer cadets from Exeter University Officer Training Corps embark upon a trans-continental cycling challenge, crossing North America from Seattle, Washington, to New York City. The expedition aimed to improve the organisational, planning and leadership skills of those involved, in addition to presenting...

Ex Northern Cutlers’ Climb – Sheffield University Officer Training Corps

Unit: Sheffield UOTC
Location: Triglav National Park, Slovenia
Date: August 2015
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing
At Sheffield University Officer Training Corps (SUOTC) we run an annual adventure training expedition for the cadets and subalterns reaching the end of their third and final year of OTC. This is the culmination of all their training and development and a ‘last hurrah’ before they embark on civilian and...

Exercise Northern Alpinista – Leeds University Officers’ Training Corps

Unit: Leeds University Officers' Training Corps
Location: Spain (Northern Pyrenees)
Date: July 2015
Activities: Trekking, Mountaineering
Exercise Northern Alpinista consisted of a two week mountaineering expedition to the Benasque valley region within the Spanish Pyrenees.  The expedition took place during July 2015 and was supported by 15 Officer Cadets (OCdts) from Leeds University Officers Training Corps and Regular and Reserve Forces instructors and staff.  The location...

Exercise Northern Carpathian – Northumbria UOTC

Unit: Northumbria UOTC
Location: Romania (Carpathian Mountains, Brasov)
Date: July 2015
Activities: Trekking
Day 1 and 2 - Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 July 2015 It was a bright morning as students started to gather at the Keep from 0700 hours. Final administration of passport checks, personal insurance and EHIC’s were being carried out when it became apparent that one of the students expedition...

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 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...