Location
Terskol, Kabardino-Balkaria
About Elbrus Ring contest
Team (18 persons max)
Unit – 12 persons
Coaching group – 6 persons




STAGES
I Special task performance on objects of the Terskol centre
1. Climbing on the wall individually
2. Climbing on the wall in teams
3. Mountain obstacle course
4. Group firing session in mountains

II Marching in high mountains
5. Crossing a river using "flying fox"
6. Crossing river on a log
7. Mountain slope crossing
8. Ice slope crossing
9. Airborne landing and battle march
10. March on compass bearing
11. Transportation of the injured
12. Ice slope crossing

III Ascent to the Elbrus (5,642 m)
13. Battle march with weapons and equipment
14. Climbing on the Elbrus Mount


EQUIPMENT

Mountain climbing equipment and weapons
STAGE 1
SPECIAL TASK PERFORMANCE ON OBJECTS OF THE TERSKOL CENTRE
1. CLIMBING ON THE WALL INDIVIDUALLY
Competition in climbing on the 15-m wall using no climbing equipment.


2. CLIMBING ON THE WALL IN TEAMS
— first person climbs along the assigned route on the altitude of 15 meters to the place of organization of the station
— ascent of the second person using fixed rope
— changing the leader and moving to the second station
— descent using the rope


3. MOUNTAIN OBSTACLE COURSE
Should be done at the mixed slope, length – 300-400 meters.
Each soldier should go mountainous obstacle course in the following way:

— To run up to the first obstacle «ammo box», lift the rope with a box weighing 24 kg to the height of not less than 5 m, to put the box to its initial position slowly and holding the rope by hands.
— To descend on vertical railings to the depth not less than 5 m using figure 8 descender.
— To run up to the third obstacle and to overcome the 2-3m wide creek stepping on the rocks in water.
— To run up to fourth obstacle and to walk on the swinging log
(length not less than 5 m, diameter 20-30 cm).
— To overcome the destroyed bridge (width 0.5 m, length not less than 3 meters).
— To run up to the obstacle «rock».

— To climb a steep slope (elevation 30-35°), length 40-45 meters (allowed to use the railings) and to touch by the hand the control point located on a cliff.
— To descend the slope (elevation 30-35°), length 40-45 meters with prussik belay (the same climbing route).
— To go through limited passage length not less then 5 m, height 0.5 m.
— To climb on the vertical railings (using jumar) at the height not less than 3 meters.
— To cross the water obstacle using «flying fox» (length 30-40 m, height 5-7 m) «lying on the rope» and to approach grenades throwing line.
— To throw grenades on the trench (width-1-2 m, length 2-4 m), which is dug in the slope (elevation 30-35°). Distance to the trench is 20-25 m, F-1 grenades (weight 600 g) are throwing line. Each soldier throws grenade standing or from run. If the grenade falls behind the trench and then it rolls down to it, it is considered as successful attempt.
— After grenades throwing soldier climbs a steep (40-45°) grass slope, length 25-30 meters and crosses the finish line.
4. GROUP FIRING SESSION IN MOUNTAINS
The group firing session should be done on the lawny slope with the distance to target not less than 600 m and elevation not less than 45 degrees.


MG AND BREAST-SILHOUETTE
(TARGETS #10 AND #6)
On the front – 5 m.
Appears twice for 10 s.
Distance to the targets: 350-400 m.
THE OBSERVER: HEAD
SILHOUETTE (TARGET #5)

Appears once for 10 s.
Distance to the target: 500-550 m.
ATTACKING GROUP:
THREE FULL-HEIGHT TARGETS
(TARGET #8)
On the front – 15-20 m.
Appears three times for 5 s.
With gap of 5-10 s.
Distance to the targets: 450-500 m.
LYING GROUP: MG CREW AND
BREAST-SILHOUETTE
(TARGETS #10A AND #6)
Appears once for 10 s.
Distance to the target: 350-400 m.
MG (TARGET #10)
Appears once for 10 s.
Distance to the target: 350-400 m.
HALF-SILHOUETTE
AND BREAST-SILHOUETTE TARGETS
(TARGETS #7 AND #6)
At the front 4-6 m.
Appear three times for 5 s.
With gap of 5-10 s.
Distance to the target: 300-350 m.
SHOOTER
HEAD-SILHOUETTE TARGET
(TARGET #5)
Appears once for 10 s.
Distance to the target: 300-350 m.
STAGE 2
MARCHING IN HIGH MOUNTAINS

6. CROSSING A RIVER USING "FLYING FOX"

Should be done at a mountain river with minimal width of 6 meters and current speed up to 10 m/s.
The group crosses the river using "flying fox":

- one serviceman crosses the river;
- both ropes are fixed to the support;
- both ropes are strained using block and tackle;
- soldiers with personal weapons cross the river.
All equipment is packed after river-crossing.


6. CROSSING A OF THE RIVER USING A LOG
Should be done at a mountain river with minimal width of 6 meters and current speed up to 10 m/s.
The group crosses the river using a log:

- one serviceman crosses the river;
- both ropes are fixed to the support;
- servicemen with personal weapons cross the river.
All equipment is packed after river-crossing.


8. ICE SLOPE CROSSING
Should be done at the icy slope, length not less than 100 meters and average elevation is 60 degrees. The group overcomes the icy area:

- the first rope team makes the icy area passable for the others;
- the entire group overcomes the icy area;
- the last rope team removes the equipment.


10. MARCH ON COMPASS BEARING
Should be done at the mixed slope, total area 5 sq km.
The group receiving the task and and conducts a 10-km marching passing 5 checkpoints.

7. MOUNTAIN SLOPE CROSSING
Should be done at a rocky slope, length not less than 60 meters and average elevation not less than 45 degrees.

The group overcomes the rock area:
- the first rope team makes the rock area passable for the others;
- the entire group overcomes the rock area;
- the last rope team removes all equipment.


9. AIRBORNE LANDING AND BATTLE MARCH
The group is inserted by landing of MI-8 helicopter, it moves to an assembling point located 500 m away from landing site.

11. TRANSPORTATION OF THE INJURED
Should be done at the mixed slope. The group in the initial area using climbing equipment prepares one of the individuals for transportation on the 2-km long distance with elevation not less than 30 degrees.
12. ICE SLOPE CROSSING
Should be done at the icy slope. The length not less than 100 meters, elevation not less than 60 degrees. The servicemen descend using descender with prussik belay.
The last soldier prepares the system for ice screw unscrewing and descends on the double rope with the prussik belay with subsequent pulling off the ropes.

STAGE 3
ASCENT TO THE ELBRUS (5,642 M)

13. BATTLE MARCH WITH WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT
Should be done at the mixed slope, length of 20 km with a total difference in altitude of about 2,200 m.
Route: Azau glade — "Ledovaya baza" — "Priyut-11" (alt. 4,200 m)


14. CLIMBING ON THE ELBRUS
Groups are starting moving along the classical route (from south) to the western top of the Elbrus Mountain (alt. 5,642 m). The climb is carried out in group, the distance between the first and last soldier in the group is not more than 150 meters (keeping direct visibility of each other).
SUMMARY
Places of the competitors are determined in accordance to gained points for deployment of special tasks. Number of points, which had been gained by the team for special tasks, are determined by the total time spent for its performance taking into account penalty time.

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