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 2018

To read or download our 2018 Annual Review, please click the image below

Recent Tweets

Good Luck to @TheQOY1 who are about to embark on EX: MAGMA FOX, their first Mountain Biking Expedition to Iceland - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

Good Luck to @CUOTC_Official who are about to embark on expedition Dragon Atlas Blue, a trekking expedition in the Moroccan Atlas mountains - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

Good Luck [email protected] who are about to embark on expedition BLUE ZENOBIA, a 13 day sub aqua expedition in the area of Larnaca, Cyprus - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

Good Luck to @BudmouthCollege CCF who are about to embark on expedition Trans Andes 2019, a mountaineering expedition in the High Andes of Ecuador - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

Good Luck to Sutton Valence School CCF who are about to embark on expedition Jungle Warrior 2019, a jungle expedition in Brunei and Malaysia learning survival and military skills. - supported by The Ulysses Trust. Best of Luck! Please keep us posted!

3ROYALWELSH ex DRAGON CINTO 19 traversing the entire GR20 on Corsica in blistering weather. Thanks to the @UlyssesTrust for their ever generous support.

Without our supporters and donors we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. A big thank you to The Lord Faringdon Charitable Trust for their generosity which has helped us make 2018 one of the best years in the Trust's history. Find out more at: https://t.co/UR1ej1Ro0X

Great to see him leading the veterans. Our @armycadets Cadets have benefited greatly with his work with the @UlyssesTrust He has ensured that none of our cadets have been left behind on some great adventures who just needed some funding. https://t.co/ovGkhT2QoW

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Expedition Videos

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


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

  • Looking back at this photo I remember it as one of the low points of any of my travels. Five mind numbing days sitting on a fishing boat crossing the Arabian Sea having been forced out of Yemen to take a detour via Somalia. It wasn’t the cockroaches, rats, pirates or even the prospect of kidnap by Al Shabaab that did me in- it was the food in Djibouti, that and an overwhelming feeling of homesickness. I’ve rarely been as ill as I was that week, nor as ready to quit and call it all a day. I was convinced I was going to die and I’d had enough of travelling for good. This photo sums up my mood, half way through the journey that I promised would be my last big expedition. Sometimes though, only by getting to rock bottom can you find the nerve to carry on and push yourself beyond anything you’d ever felt was possible. Don’t miss tonight’s episode of ‘Arabia with Levison Wood’ as I travel around the Horn of Africa into the secretive state of Saudi Arabia #arabiawithlevisonwood @discovery_uk #beard #somalia #saudiarabia #arabia #pirates #africa
  • Tonight at 9pm on @discovery_uk. Episode 3 of Arabia sees me skirt the Horn of Africa, across pirate infested seas, through Somalia, Somaliland and Djibouti to Saudi Arabia where I witness a very different side to the country and unveil all sorts of surprises. #arabiawithlevisonwood
  • Paperback of Arabia out in shops this week! If you didn’t get the hardback then here’s the one you’ve been waiting for. Will make the perfect summer read and give you the back story behind what went on behind the scenes😉 available in all good bookshops (apart from, it seems @whsmithofficial) and online. Let me know what you think
  • Boat life, giving the new MKII @oliversweeney Explorers Espadrilles a test run. With a whole host of new features including Kevlar inner to protect against nails/ thorns/ bullets these are the best design yet. Coming soon! #ad 📸 by @tommy.clarke

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Tania Noakes

  • Descending the Constantini via ferrata on the Moiazza... beautiful rock architecture on this justifiably renowned“Superferrata”. Today, my last day in the dolomites for a while, we climbed the Spigolo Sororu V+ on the Pala del Belia above the Refuge Carestiato.
This moderate dolomite classic enjoys easy access, an idyllic environment and varied climbing on solid rock... and is one of my seven missing second edition BONUS routes! 🌟
A fine finish to a great week climbing with @tracksandtrails 
#paladelbelia #spigolosororu #moizza #moderateclassics #3/7 #classicclimbsofthedolomites #viaferrata #constantini #superferrata #rockamphitheatre #downclimb #nowgetdown #whatgoesup #weekswithfriends
  • Goats aside, yesterday’s route  up-staked our adventures over in the beautiful grasleitental. Our mission: The striking “Valbonkante” or NW ridge of the Valbonspitze which is the arete just behind this kid’s head.
This #classicclimb soars above the Grasleitenhütte, draws the eye and positively begs to be climbed... and climb it we did. Less well pegged than many classics, and with rock that requires constant focus, it nonetheless provides a full package of adventure. From an idyllic approach, to several memorable pitches culminating in a long easy scramble along the crest to the summit. Even the descent delivered some improvised fun with the descent couloir still half-filled with snow... 😳😂💪
Altogether a proper dolomiti adventure and a fine day out shared with Julia from @tracksandtrails 
#classicclimbsofthedolomites #78/94 #dolomitici #climbingdolomites #dolomiteunesco #unescoworldheritage #valbonspitze #grasleitenhütte #goatguardians #thisismyplayground #fulladventure #summits #spikeymountains
  • It’s almost always the unexpected details that make for the most memorable adventures. 
I’ve always liked goats. Something about their insatiable curiosity and fearlessness easily earns my respect... and this brazen little fellow was a perfect example. 
As I bent down to take his picture he promptly took control of the situation and then refused to budge... 😍😂🐐❤️
#grasleitenhütte #goats #goatlove #cheekyfellow #brazen #happiness #goatwhisperer #takemehome #piggybackride #piggyback #climbers #highlights #turnthetables #dolomites
  • When the weather is stable in the dolomites, you have to go long... no excuses allowed. 😉
Today we’ve been cruising the long-lines to the summit of the Rosengartenspitze 2981m, via the Steger route VI- 600m. This varied and aesthetic route is another much sought after classic- with good reason! It shoots straight up the east face via cracks, ramps and corners direct to the summit cross.
We’re on a roll... this is #77/94 of my #classicclimbsofthedolomites #classicclimbs #dolomiterock #tradclimbing #climbeatsleeprepeat #rifugiovajolet #rosengartenspitze #steger #exposure #rockclimbingwomen #hangingoutwithfriends #longlines #holdontight #dontlookdown #tradisrad #guidesholiday

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