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Mountain training instructors of the RF Armed Forces have completed training in mountain skiing special training at the Terskol sports center in Kabardino-Balkaria.

For two weeks, the servicemen improved the techniques of skiing on snow and ice using special equipment, methods of climbing the slopes and downhill. They were also given theoretical knowledge about the peculiarities of the structure of snow covers and glaciers in the mountains, the effect of various weather conditions on the state of snow.

At the final stage of training, the servicemen climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus (5642 m above sea level), which is included in the list of the highest peaks in the world “Seven Summits”.

More than 100 military personnel from all military districts of the RF Armed Forces, as well as cadets of the Military Institute of Physical Culture (VIFK), were involved in mountain training classes.

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