MIL-OSI Russia: Winter Mountain Eventing Championship of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Started in Kabardino-Balkaria

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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

In Kabardino-Balkaria, on the basis of the Terskol Mountain Training and Survival Center, the Winter Mountain Eventing Championship of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation has started.

The championship includes three main stages: cross-country skiing “vertical kilometer”, ice climbing and patrol race with grenade throwing.

During the first stage of the competition, the participants of the championship will overcome the speed route along the steep slope of Mount Elbrus with a climb of one kilometer upwards and a rocky terrain.

The next day, the servicemen will compete in ice climbing on the sheer ice wall of a frozen waterfall 30 meters high. Athletes will overcome ice obstacles in ice equipment.

At the final stage of the championship, high-altitude units will make a 10-kilometer march on skis across mountainous rugged terrain, throwing training grenades. All distances will be covered with a gun and a backpack with a total weight of 20 kg.

About 100 servicemen of all military districts, as well as the Military Institute of Physical Culture, the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School, the Far Eastern Higher Military Command School, and the V.I. CM. Budyonny, Novosibirsk Higher Military Command School and representatives of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff.

The closing ceremony of the competition will take place on March 5.

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