In April, 48 soldiers and officers travelled to Meribel to complete their Military Ski Foundation level one and two courses. After the mammoth twelve hour drive from Tidworth to the French Alps the two groups from C and D Squadrons split into ability groups and hit the slopes with vigour. With the level one course taking complete novices through the initial lessons and the level two course jumping straight to advanced carving, off-piste skiing and ski touring, everybody was pushed to their limits – even the veterans of several race seasons in Verbier!
The two week camp was a resounding success with special mentions going to LCpl Stancombe for his tenacity in more than keeping up with the advanced group despite only having six days of skiing experience before, Cpl Parr for enjoying ski touring so much that he decided to take his own off-piste routing (resulting in a near rescue mission) and the select group who conquered the Grand Couloir in Courchavel, rated as one of the top five unpisted black runs in the world.
KRH Association and serving members of the regiment