Welcome

If you are a member of the Volunteer Reserve or Cadet Forces of the UK, and your unit is organising an expedition or adventurous training activity, the Ulysses Trust may be able to provide financial support.

Annual Review 2017

To read or download our 2017 Annual Review, please click the image below

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An extract from Ex: Dragon Venturer Cadet Norski 2019, Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training's Ski trip to Norway: "The first hill was hard and as we got close to the top the winds picked up & suddenly the landscape felt baron & remote. This gave us a sense of real adventure...

Fresh from the slopes of Meribel and Ex: Frimley Glacier 2019, 2Lt JR Dench said:
"As the week went on I grew in confidence and my skiing ability improved .On the fourth day the instructor told me that I looked like I’d been skiing all my life!" Report @ https://t.co/722oJ63bCk

Taking a well earned rest on the heroes of Telemark route.

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Slightly more comfortable than the snow hole. Fjarefit hut was the first safe haven for the heroes of Telemark.

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Good Luck to First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps) who are about to start skiing expedition Ex: VIKING CHALLENGE 2019 in Norway - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

Just managing to maintain comms with the team on the Hardanger Plateau in Norway. Snow Hole looks snug lads!

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Our cadets have now arrived safely back in the UK after a week long skiing adventure in Germany
Thank you @UlyssesTrust for help making this possible
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Really important winter training today. Covering emergency snow shelters and avalanche awareness. .
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Expedition Videos

Here are a selection of expedition videos produced by Reservist, Cadet and UOTC units we have supported.

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Our Ambassadors

Our ambassadors Levison Wood and Tania Noakes are often out and about exploring the wilderness, climbing mountains and promoting the Ulysses Trust.

Find out what they are up to at the moment via clicking on their Instagram photos below.

Levison Wood

  • Next stop, Pokhara. Just landed back in one of my fave countries in the world- Nepal. I’ll be posting over the next week about a great charity that I’m about to get involved with, as well as revisiting some of my old haunts from #walkingthehimalayas and hopefully meeting my old pal Binod. Very excited to be back in this amazing place #nepal
  • Managed to bash out 40k words of the next book so half way there (can’t say too much about it yet but I’ll be announcing it soon). Bali has been equally inspirational, relaxed and productive. I’d highly recommend it if you’re a digital nomad and want to escape to the beach for a bit. I’d like to thank @mandalaplaces for the gifted stay for my final few days. It’s an incredible villa right on the rocks at Uluwatu with magnificent views over the bay. #bali #beachlife #digitalnomad #indonesia #mandalaplaces #photography
  • More monkey business 🐒 #Bali #uluwatu #beachlife #mandalaplaces @mandalaplaces #gifted #indonesia #travel #adventure #monkey
  • Apparently life is better upside down. Getting my asanas sorted at @mandalaplaces #yoga #bali #balilife #headstand #beach #travel #adventure #uluwatu

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Tania Noakes

  • There are still quiet places out there... up there... and space enough to be alone even in populated valleys or on well-loved trails.
If you move fast, out of sequence, before or behind... and put your planned itineraries aside.
Under serene skies of breathless blue, the summits sparkle their irresistible invitation...
I have time, and energy, love and desire... and I don’t need to be asked twice.
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“Pain or love or danger makes you real again.” #jackkerouac #jackkerouacquotes #liveyourpassion #yourwholeheart #soulfood #furtherfasterforever #happyuphigh #skitouring #makethemostofyourtime #freedom #dayslikethese #chamonixtozermatt #rechargeyoursoul
  • Final day of the BASI Nordic Mountain Safety course here in Finse, Norway. 🇳🇴 @julianefoss demonstrating determined digging during our avalanche rescue training today. 💪❄️
Being prepared for and well practised in companion search is an essential skill for all professional snow-sport instructors.
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“Discipline automates habits which, in turn, determine your outcomes.” #davidkhalil 
#mountainsafety #snowsafety #companionrescue #transceiversearch #avalanchetraining #snowsportsinstructor #discipline #knowledgeandskills #trainforsurvival #survivalskills #essentialtraining #digfast #mountaintraining #mountainwomen
  • Clear winter nights out in the Norwegian wilderness; posses a beauty as penetrating as they are bitterly cold.
Entrancing you with their quiet magic to stay outside and watch the stars even as frost begins to sparkle on your skin... 🌕
This week exploring the Skarvheimen north of Finse whilst teaching on the first BASI Nordic level 3 Mountain Safety course.  These days have brought back so many incredible memories of my ski journey last winter -“Norge På Langs”.
Norway holds a special place in my heart- such a beautiful country... I hope these memories keep me warm with the bright burning inner fire of time well lived long into the future. .
“We’re both looking at the same moon, in the same world.” #harukimurakami .
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#nordicskiing #basinordic #mountainsafety #articwilderness #skarvheimen #clearcoldnights #bringsbackmemories #thebestadventure #bestjourney #nightslikethese #deepcold #articcold #loveskiing #skitouring @basi_inst
  • Crossing Finsevatnet on our way to Hallingskeid (BT) at the start of a three day journey on the BASI Nordic Mountain Safety course based from Finse. @basi_inst 
The glacier cap of Hardanger-jøkulen in the distance. Yesterday’s heavy snow and strong winds have formed rolling meadows of soft powder pillows for us to track through across this beautiful artic plateau.
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“People with self respect exhibit a certain toughness; a kind of moral nerve; they display what was once called character... character- the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life.” #joandidion 
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