Over the next few months British Army personnel will embark on a ski touring expedition in the European Alps, through Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France led by British Mountain Guide Tania Noakes.
Exercise Alpine Arc 2015 is the first military expedition of its kind to cross the entire length of the Alps, and will provide invaluable training and experience to over 70 British Armed Forces personnel.
Stage one set off by climbing the Schneeberg in eastern Austria. The team completed the 1000m ascent and 1300m decent with terrific morale despite winds of 70-100kph at the summit. Follow there progress via the Alpine Arc 2015 website.