MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Today, servicemen of the high-mountain units of Russia (Airborne Forces team), China, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, India and Armenia will perform a high-speed race to the Pastukhov Rocks (4,700 m) – this is the final special task of the Elbrus Ring-2021 international competition.
Initially, a high-speed race was planned to the top of Mount Elbrus (5642 m), but due to weather conditions by the decision of the judges of the competition, the finish of the 15th special task was postponed to the Pastukhov rocks, the height of which ranges from 4600 to 4800 meters.
As part of this final task, two servicemen from each team will literally run to the Pastukhov Rocks. Two servicemen from each team who are not part of the main group are involved in the implementation of a special task.
The start of the task will be given at 9 am on the Azau glade (height 2356 m) simultaneously for all participants performing a special task. After the start, the servicemen move as quickly as possible along the classic route (from the south, Azau glades) to the Pastukhov Rocks. The ascent is carried out independently by each serviceman.
Control time for a special task is 5 hours. At the finish, the judge fixes each participant. The result of the participants who do not meet the control time is canceled. The participant with the best result gets 500 points. The points scored by military personnel for completing a special task are calculated separately for each participant.
Special task No. 15 “High-speed race along the route Azau glade – Mount Elbrus” is included in the competition in 2020.
Teams from Russia, China, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Uzbekistan and India are taking part in the competition. The servicemen of Armenia and South Ossetia will perform only some of the special tasks of the competition, outside the category.
The organizer of the Elbrus Ring competition is the Physical Training and Sports Department of the RF Armed Forces. These competitions have a military-applied focus and have been held on an international scale since 2016.
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