Group photograph on a mountain with a mountain view behind.43 cadets and six instructors from Hereford and Worcester Army Cadet Force travelled to Spain over the February half-term for a week’s skiing in the Pyrenees as part of Exercise Venturer Snow Cub.

Out of the group 30 cadets had never skied before, but by the end of their first day of tuition they were able to successfully make it down the nursery slope, learning to turn and control their speed. Meanwhile their experienced skiers were able to refresh their skills and improve their technique.

As the week progressed the cadets tackled varying ski run difficulty levels depending on their ability, gaining confidence with every hour, and challenging themselves with working on longer and steeper runs.

Cadets on the slopes for a ski lesson.They even attempted picking up some cool party tricks from their instructors, including jumping, skiing backwards and spins – to varying degrees of success!

Adventure training is one part of the Cadet Training Syllabus which can really push young people out of their comfort zone. As well as giving them new skills it also provides the chance to travel and visit new places, giving the cadets unique experiences which they may not have the opportunity to do otherwise.



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Published 15/04/2024