MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Servicemen of the high-altitude units of the Armed Forces, the Federal Security Service and the Russian National Guard completed the seventh special task “Mounted crossing over a mountain river” as part of the all-army stage of the “Elbrus Ring” competition of the International Army Games 2021.
Units in full force with standard weapons and equipment weighing about 30 kg equipped a hinged crossing over the river under the supervision of a judicial commission and instructors. The servicemen demonstrated the skills of building railings, organizing belaying and crossing as part of a group with full equipment.
The first serviceman, crossing the river ford with a log, fastened the ropes of the crossing to the support. By means of a special mountaineering lifting device, the ropes fixed on both banks were pulled, and soldiers were transported along them from the opposite bank. On average, it took 10-15 seconds to transfer one person. Backpacks were then transported by the same method.
In the crossing of the Terskol mountain river in the Terskol gorge, the Rosguard team was in the lead (7 minutes 20 seconds). The second result was shown by the command of the Eastern Military District – 8 minutes 3 seconds. In third place is the team of the Federal Security Service: they crossed to the other side of the river in 8 minutes 27 seconds.
In total, more than 150 people from the divisions involved in the performance of tasks in high-mountainous areas were involved in the competition.
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 this year.
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