Tag Archives: uotc

Northern Atlas 2019

Unit: NUOTC (Northumbrian Universities’ Officer Training Corps)
Location: Atlas Mountain region of Morocco
Date: September 2019
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
  In early September 2019 eleven Officer Cadets and three members of staff from Northumbrian Universities Officers’ Training Corps (NUOTC) embarked on a twelve-day high risk and remote expedition to the High Atlas Mountain Region of Morocco, which would include the ascent of the highest mountain in North Africa, Mount Toubkal...

Icelandic Traverse 2019

Unit: Northumbrian University Air Sqn
Location: Iceland (Traversing from Akuyeri in the North to Skogar in the South)
Date: August 2019
Activities: Mountain Biking
Introduction Northumbrian University Air Squadron recently embarked on Exercise Icelandic Traverse - a two week expedition in which students would cycle from the north coast to the south coast of Iceland.The expedition began with squadron members meeting at RAF Leeming on 26th August 2019. Here, mountain bikes were checked and prepared,...

Delago Tiger 19 2019

Unit: Exeter UOTC
Location: Dolomite Mtns, N Italy
Date: August 2019
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
#Exercise DELAGO TIGER is Exeter UOTC’s annual expedition to the Dolomite Mountains in N Italy.  Our most ambitious trip yet, it comprised 29 Officer Cadets supported by fourteen rock climbing, Via Ferrata and mountaineering instructors and support staff. The OCdts were split into two groups, one for rock climbing the...

Mongolian Endurance 2019

Unit: East of Scotland Universities Air Squadron
Location: Mongolia
Date: August 2019
Activities: Mountain Biking
From the 22nd August to 7th September, 11 students and three Mountain Bike Instructors deployed to the remote Mongolian countryside, to cycle 680 km across deserts, steppe, and mountains in an expedition nick-named Ex Mongolian Endurance. The aim of the expedition was to utilise the harsh Mongolian landscape to enhance...

Blue Paddler 2019

Unit: Oxford UOTC
Location: Canada, Alberta
Date: August 2019
Activities: Other, Multi
Thanks to a very generous grant from the Ulysses Trust, this summer 12 members of Oxford University Officer Training Corps were able to participate in EXERCISE BLUE PADDLER. EXERCISE BLUE PADDLER was a 12-day expedition from 22nd August 2019 to 02nd September 2019 to complete 7 days of Kayaking in...

Corsica Castle 2019

Unit: City of Edinburgh UOTC
Location: Corsica, France
Date: August 2019
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
  Exercise CORSICA CASTLE 2019 was a fantastic 7-day, level three Adventure Training exercise conducted by the City of Edinburgh UOTC over the period 24 August to 01 September 2019, for 12 Officer Cadets and 3 instructors plus a support vehicle.  The aim of this exercise was to continue with the...

Dragon – Stoic Scholar 2019

Unit: East Midlands University Officers Training Corps
Location: Corsica
Date: August 2019
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
Overview This report covers all activities and events that were undertaken by those participating in EX DRAGON STOIC SCHOLAR (DSS). This was a Summer Mountaineering expedition run in accordance with the initial JSATF(A). It was conducted on the Parc Naturel Regional de la Corse, Corsica, a 180km route through the Corsican...

Northern Fox Cadet 2019

Unit: Tayforth University Officer training Corp
Location: Bavaria, Germany
Date: August 2019
Activities: Trekking, Exploring,
Tayforth Universities Officers’ Training Corps (Tayforth UOTC) part in exercise NORTHERN FOX CADET 19, a Level 3 adventurous training exercise in Bavaria, Germany. Tayforth UOTC trains potential officers who are undertaking studies at St Andrews, Dundee, Abertay and Stirling Universities. The team of 45 flew from Edinburgh to Memmingen Airport 20...

Northern Enduro IV 2019

Unit: Northumbrian Universities Officers' Training Corps (NUOTC)
Location: France, Morzine
Date: July 2019
Activities: Mountain Biking
Ex Northern Enduro is a Level 3 mountain bike adventurous training expedition to Morzine/Les Gets in the French Alps. The Aim was to allow 18 Officer Cadets (OCdt) from Northumbrian Officer Training Corps (NUOTC) the chance to participate in challenging pursuits. This was to encourage Leadership and development, whilst out...

Blue Triglav 2019

Unit: Cambridge UOTC
Location: Slovenia
Date: August 2019
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing,
Upon disembarking the plane in the early afternoon, the first thing that hit us was the heat.  Ljubljana Airport was basking in the middle of an Adriatic summer, thirty-two degrees and glorious sunshine.  Quite the change from the cloudy, overcast Cambridge we’d left only a few hours earlier.  Standing on...

Blue Blanc 2019

Unit: Oxford University Officer's Training Corps
Location: Mont Blanc - France, Italy, Switzerland
Date: August 2019
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
Thanks to a very generous grant from the Ulysses Trust, this summer 18 members of Oxford University Officer Training Corps were able to participate in EXERCISE BLUE BLANC. EXERCISE BLUE BLANC was a 13-day expedition from 29th July 2019 to 10th August 2019 to complete the famous Tour du Mont...

Cockney Sailor 18 2019

Unit: University of London OTC
Location: Northern Ireland & West Coast Scotland
Date: August 2019
Activities: Sailing
Ex Cockney Sailor XVIII was a 14-day sailing expedition were we took two yachts sailing the west coast of Scotland.  We mainly traveled at night so we could experience the islands during the day.  The last 4 days were spent transiting back to the yachts’ base in Belfast over series...

Bavarian Castle 19 2019

Unit: City of Edinburgh UOTC
Location: Bavaria, Germany
Date: July 2019
Activities: Other, Multi.
Exercise BAVARIAN CASTLE 2019 was a fantastic two week level three Adventure Training exercise conducted by the City of Edinburgh UOTC over the period 24 July to 04 August 2019, for 34 members of the unit.   The aim of this exercise was to continue with the leadership and development of...

Dragon Atlas Blue

Unit: Cambridge University Officers' Training Corps
Location: Morocco, Atlas Mountains
Date: July 2019
Activities: Trekking, Exploring.
The Cambridge University officer Training Corps (CUOTC) recently embarked on a summer mountaineering expedition to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, led by Officer Cadet McConnell, to complete the objective of summiting Mount Toubkal. EXERCISE DRAGON ATLAS BLUE began on the thirteenth of July, with the members of the expedition meeting...

Boars Claw 19 2019

Unit: Aberdeen Universities Officer Training Corps
Location: Trentino, Italy
Date: June 2019
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing.
Exercise Boars Claw 19 was a unit-led rock climbing expedition to the Arco area of Trentino, Italy. Aim The aim of the expedition was to deliver the Rock Single Foundation course to three individuals and to provide the remaining seven individuals the opportunity to experience multi-pitch climbing in preparation for a future...

Blue Zenobia 2019

Unit: Oxford University Officers' Training Corps
Location: Cyprus, Larnaca
Date: July 2019
Activities: Diving
Between the 15th and 23rd July 2019, seven Officer Cadets (OCdts) from Oxford University Officers’ Training Corps undertook a sub-aqua diving expedition, Exercise Blue Zenobia, in Cyprus. All OCdts successfully achieved the aim of this expedition and were awarded their British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) Sports Diver qualification, whilst another...

Cabot Telemark 2019

Unit: Bristol UOTC
Location: Norway
Date: April 2019
Activities: Skiing
  On the 5th April 2019, Bristol University Officers Corps started Exercise CABOT TELEMARK 2019. An Adventurous Training exercise to Norway to gain Nordic Skiing qualifications and develop future Nordic ski leaders and instructors. 11 Officer Cadets and a WO2 Company Sergeant Major together with two Nordic Leaders took part completing...

SUOTC Norway Challenge 2019

Unit: Southampton UOTC
Location: Norway, Tromso region
Date: April 2019
Activities: Skiing
  In April 2019, a group of officer cadets (OCdts) from Southampton University Officer Training Corps (SUOTC) took part in a skiing exercise in the Norwegian Arctic. The aim of the exercise was to qualify OCdts in Ski Foundation level 3 (SF3), which assesses the competency of skiers’ downhill skiing, avalanche...