Mountain biking Learn the techniques needed for mountain bike journeys, then improve your leadership skills until you reach the level of mountain bike coach.



KayakingOpen Canoeing and Inland, Sea and Surf Kayaking disciplines, in centres both in the UK and overseas.



SkiingLearn to ski in a range of different disciplines, including downhill, Nordic and ski mountaineering.



CavingTrain both in the UK and overseas, and gain skills to explore both non-vertical and vertical systems.



MountaineeringLearn how to operate in mountainous terrain safely all year round, including abseiling and rock climbing. Progress from beginner to instructor.



SailngBecome a confident sailor, with the shore-based and on-board sailing courses.



SubaquaLearn to dive in open water, then progress to rescue experience and eventually dive leadership.



ParaglidingBecome a paragliding pilot, with training in the UK or overseas.



GlidingGain skills in airmanship, navigation, air law and field landings. You could then train to become an instructor.



ParachutingEarn qualifications as you develop as a freefall parachutist, both in the UK and overseas.




A female team of British soldiers have just successfully crossed the Antarctica coast-to-coast via the South Pole.

They are the first all-female group, and have proved that women have the mental strength and physical endurance to operate in the most hostile environment on earth.


The route: The team’s route was approximately 1,700km. Covering 20-30km each day, they expected the expedition to take around 70 days in total. Carrying everything they needed for each 600km leg, in order to survive, they made it ahead of schedule, in just 62 days!


'We’ve all found that inner confidence and strength. It’s great if people are inspired but I’m a normal person. I’m not this crazy, active all the time, person. I just saw a challenge and set myself to it.' - Expedition leader, Major Nicola Weatherill

The Icemaiden team

Exercise Dragon Descent

11 members of the Combined Services Caving Association head into caves to explore 9 km of chambers and passages under France and Spain.

Trans-American Expedition

Six members of the Armed Forces became the first motorcyclist to ride the length of the Pan-American Highway, the world's longest road, in one continuous journey.

Three Peaks Yacht Race

The Army entered a team in this race, which starts with 400 miles of coastal sailing in a race from Barmouth (Wales) to Fort William (Scotland), stopping on route to climb Snowdon, Scarfell Pike and Ben Nevis.