Clitheroe Cadet scales Bavaria’s biggest mountains

Philip Kitson (16) has completed a trek in Bavaria with the Army Cadets. (S)
Philip Kitson (16) has completed a trek in Bavaria with the Army Cadets. (S)

A Clitheroe cadet has enjoyed an adventure to remember as he scaled some of Bavaria’s biggest mountains.

Philip Kitson (16) was part of an expedition to Germany alongside 13 other intrepid teenagers from across the county to go trekking in the Alpine area which included a 1,876m. ascent of the Iseler ridge.

The trip, organised by the Lancashire Army Cadet Force, of which all are cadets, also involved the explorers walking the Starzlachklamm Gorge, tackling the Grunten Mountain and visiting the famous castle at Schloss Neuschwanstein.

Philip said: “Being able to go trekking through the Bavarian Alps was an amazing experience and something that I would not have been able to do if I was not in Lancashire Army Cadets.”

The Army Cadets give young people from all walks of life access to fun, friendship, action and adventure, and challenges and adventures that could change their lives.

Army Cadets are challenged to learn more, do more and try more.

For more information about how you can get involved, as a cadet or an Adult Volunteer, visit www.armycadets.com