MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Center for Mountain Training and Survival “Terskol” in the Elbrus region, the grand opening of the all-army stage of the field training competition among mountain divisions “Elbrus Ring-2021” took place.
The ceremony was attended by Colonel Andrei Zykov, Head of the Physical Training and Sports Directorate of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Ivan Dusharin, Vice President of the Russian Mountaineering Federation, CSKA mountain training coach.
Today, servicemen will perform special tasks for individual climbing on artificial terrain, as well as for orienteering in mountainous terrain.
“During thirteen days of the Elbrus Ring competition, military climbers will have to perform special tasks of climbing in bands on artificial terrain, overcoming a mountainous obstacle course, shooting in the mountains as part of a group, guiding a canopy, orienteering, overcoming an ice section, landing from a march throw. The final special task will be the most difficult test – a high-speed race along the route: height 2,356 m (Azau glade) – height 5,642 m (western peak of the highest mountain peak in Russia – the Elbrus volcano) “, – said at the grand opening of the competition the head of the Physical Training Department and Sports of the RF Armed Forces Colonel Andrey Zykov.
The competition of military climbers will be attended by more than 150 servicemen of high-mountain units of the power departments of the Russian Federation in nine teams from the military districts, the Ground Forces, the Northern Fleet, the Airborne Forces and the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops. For the first time, a team from the Federal Security Service will take part in the competition.
The competition will end on August 4 this year.
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