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In Kabardino-Balkaria, as part of the all-army stage of the Elbrus Ring competition of ARMI-2021, servicemen of high-mountain units of the Armed Forces, the Federal Security Service and the Russian National Guard crossed the mountain river.

Best of all with the “Parallel Ferry” the team of the National Guard coped with 1000 points. In second place with a score of 892 points is the command of the Airborne Forces. The team of the Southern Military District closes the top three with 824 points. The final results, taking into account the penalty points, will be announced at the end of the march around Mount Elbrus.

Military climbers crossed the Baksan mountain river. Leaning on the double (lower) rope with their feet and holding on to the upper double rope with their hands, the participants with side steps crossed to the opposite bank. During the crossing, a self-belay was organized by attaching the “mustache of the self-belay” to the upper single rope. When a soldier was disrupted, the command, using a shuttle, returned him to the original bank, after which the soldier tried again. The width of the river was 6 meters, the speed of the current was 10 m / s.

In just 6 days, mountain units will overcome about 100 km of mountain serpentine with a total elevation difference of about 3.5 km and a total gain (loss) of altitude in the ascent (descent) sections of up to 12 km.

At the end of the march, the servicemen will, as part of the unit, climb to the top of Mount Elbrus.

For reference:

The all-army stage of the international competition for the best high-mountain unit “Elbrus Ring” is held in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic on the basis of the Terskol Mountain Training and Survival Center of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. It is attended by more than 150 military personnel of the 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 participates in the competition. The competition will end on August 4.

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