Transport Timings and the suggested kit list for the for the 1* Expedition on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May are below;
Pick up on Saturday 25th
Drop off on Sunday 26th
5.Water proof jacket.
8.Mess tin, mug & KFS
13.Spare walking socks.
Dress for the walk itself should be civilian.
Should include a windproof jacket
Trousers (not jeans) cbt 95 are permissible
Walking socks (not football)
If anyone has any questions about this please consult your DC asap.
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Details of the next Ski Expedition to Alp D’Huezn in France is attached with the snappy title "Frozen Marmot 2". Captain
Watson has just returned from this year’s expedition to the resort and says,
“..the location, resort facilities and instruction are superb. It is a fantastic (and safe) resort….. having attended a number of CCAT ski courses in Bavaria, I can say this far exceeds what they can offer and massively enhances the experience for all
The overall costs are as follows:
Cadets 12- 18 ¾ - £779
Persons under 18 - £779
This is not restricted to ACF personnel if you have friends/family interested they also are able to attend.
A £250 NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS HOWEVER NEEDED BY THE 25TH APRIL 2013.
The price includes:
Flights/Transfers from Newcastle International Airport to the Resort (chartered flight)
Hotel Accommodation (to include 3 hot meals per day)
All equipment Hire (ski’s, poles, boots and helmets)
Medical/travel Insurance cover
Resort Ski Pass (which also includes free access to the local swimming pool)
6 Days tuition and assessment in the French Ski School (Ecolle du Ski Francais) – this is for those under 18, there is a further adult supplement of £60 should the adult wish to attend the ski school
Further/extra ski tuition by qualified ACF Instructors – Captain Watson is willing and able to teach those adults/CFAV’s who have never skied before
Evening activities delivered by the Hotel Staff (to include Bum Boarding and a Disco on at least 2 of the nights)
We as a County have been undertaking this Expedition now for over 6 years and this is a great opportunity and ultimately a fantastic experience for the CFAV’s/ Cadets to learn to or enhance their Skiing Ability.
Around 80 cadets from north-Northumberland spent last weekend (23-25 Oct 09) on expedition and adventurous training up at Otterburn and Kielder.
The expedition group, boasting some 40 cadets, trekked from Ottercops and Alwinton to Grassleas on the very southern edge of Otterburn Training Area.
Despite the very arduous weather conditions en-route all the expedition cadets managed to reach their objective relatively unscathed. They settled down for a damp and blustery night under canvas, which was slightly offset by the comfort food in their ration packs.
The remaining junior cadets in camp spent Saturday at the Hawkhirst Activity Centre where they took part in bell boating. As well as getting to grips with their unfamiliar vessels the cadets had plenty of time for races and splashing about... as if they weren't wet enough anyway! A little bit of rain and fatigue wasn't enough to dampen anyone's spirits and the cadets left beaming after the day's adventure.
Our big thanks go to Major Kev Stout and SSI Angie Wilson for supervising the bell boats and Captain Michael Grey for organising the expedition.
The weekend was also an important milestone in the cadet careers of Cdt Sgt Michael Sargent of Alnwick Detachment and Cdt LCpl Greg Hogarth of Berwick Detachment. Michael was promoted to Cdt S/Sgt and Greg to Cdt Cpl. Our good wishes to them both.
Next W Company weekend is 5-6 December 09, probably at Alnwick. Standby for further updates.