LOCATION
Terskol, Kabardino-Balkar Republic

July 28 - August 10
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About Elbrus Ring contest
TEAM:
(18 PERSONS)
Main group - 12 persons
Coach group - 6 persons
STAGES
I. Accomplishment of special tasks at the centre's training facilities.
1. Individual climbing at climbing gym.
2. Roped party climbing.
3. Mountain obstacle course.
4. Group shooting.
II. High altitude route march.
5. Hinged river crossing
6. Parallel crossing
7. Mountain area navigation.
8. Rocky area overpassing.
9. Mi-8 helicopter airborne assault with subsequent speed march.
10. Wounded transportation.
11. Glacial area overpassing (ascent)
12. Glacial area overpassing (descent)
III. Elbrus ascension (5 642 m).
13. Speed march with weapons and equipment along specified route.
14. Elbrus ascension.
EQUIPMENT
Weapons and climbing equipment.
1 STAGE
SPECIAL TASKS ACCOMPLISHMENT AT
"TERSKOL" MOUNTAIN CLIMBING AND
SURVIVAL TRAINING CENTRE FACILITIES 01
1. INDIVIDUAL CLIMBING AT CLIMBING GYM
Individual climbing time trials, without using any kind of supportive equipment, at a 15 m height climbing gym.
2. ORIENTATION IN THE MOUNTAIN LOCATION
It is organized on a combined slope with a total area of 5 square km. At gathering point a unit commander receives a card for compass march from the representative of the Panel of Judges of the Competition and a group conducts a battle-march of 10 km using a compass for orienting and passing control points.
3. ROPED PARTY CLIMBING
- First party member climbs a prepared route of 15 m until a place where he makes station.
- Second party member climbs with the help of fixed ropes or manually.
- Party changes its lead climber and moves to the second station.
- Party descends on a rope.
4. MOUNTAIN OBSTACLE COURSE
Each serviceman has to overpass the mountain obstacle course in the following order:
- Ascend by vertical fixed ropes (with the help of the ascender tool), to the height of no less than 3 m.
- Manually lift a 24 kg crate fixed by a rope to a height of no less than 5 m, and then lower it to its initial position.
- Descend to the depth of no less than 5 m with the help of the "figure 8" descender and come to the grenade-throwing line.
- Throw 3 F-1 grenades (600 gr) to the trench (width – 1-2 m, length – 2-4 m), which is located at a slope (30-35 degrees angle). Distance till the trench – 20-25 m. Grenades are located at the throwing spot. Throwing is done sequentially, by one person (out of 3), either standing still or at run. A grenade that falls behind the trench but then rolls to it counts as score.
- After throwing grenades a serviceman gets to the opposing side of the river (length - 30-40m, height - 5-7m) by a hinged crossing, "lying on the rope".
- overpass a stream (width -2-3m) marching on the stones seen from water
- walk along a log (length – no less than 5 m, diameter – 20-30 cm)
- overpass a destroyed bridge.
- Climb a steep slope (30-35 degrees angle) of 40-45 m length (you may use referee's rope) and touch the checkpoint, located at the cliff, with your hand
- Get "in a sports way" down the slope of 40-45 m length (30-35 degrees angle) using the Prusik knot (by the route for climbing)
- overpass a narrow passage (length – no less than 5 m, height – no less than 0.5 m).
- climb a grassy slope of a length of 25-30m and gross a finish line.
5. GROUP SHOOTING
Organized at a grassy slope. Distance to the target - up to 600 m. Angle - no less than 45 degrees
2 STAGE
HIGH ALTITUDE FOOT MARCH
AND ACCOMPLISHMENT OF SPECIAL
TASKS OF OVERPASSING VARIOUS FORMS
OF MOUNTAIN TERRAIN02
6. PARALLEL RIVER CROSSING
Organized at a mountain river (no less than 6 m wide and with flow speed up to 10 m/second).
7. HINGED RIVER CROSSING
Organized at a mountain river (no less than 6 m wide and with flow speed up to 10 m/second).
A group organizes a hinged crossing over the river:
− one of the servicemen crosses the river;
− fixes the foothold with two ropes;
− strains the ropes with z-drag system;
− other members of the group cross the river with its personal weapons. Upon finishing, all equipment is gathered.
8. ROCKY AREA OVERPASSING
Organized at a rocky slope (length – up to 50 m, angle – 45 degrees).
A group overpasses a rocky area:
− the first serviceman lays the route in the rocky area;
− the whole group moves along the laid route;
− the last serviceman gathers all equipment.
9. MI-8 HELICOPTER AIRBORNE ASSAULT WITH SUBSEQUENT SPEED MARCH
A crew accomplishes an airborne assault from the Mi-8 helicopter, reaches the specified gathering point, located at a distance of up to 500 m from landing zone. Conduct a battle march of 5km.

10. GLACIAL AREA OVERPASSING (ASCENT)
Organized at a glacial slope (length – no less than 100 m, angle – no less than 60 degrees).
A group organizes overpassing of a glacial area:
– the first party lays the route in the glacial area;
– the whole group moves along the laid route;
– the last party gathers all equipment.
11. GLACIAL AREA OVERPASSING (DESCENT)
Organized at a glacial slope (length – no less than 100 m, angle – no less than 45 degrees).
A group uses the descender tool with the safety rope and the prusik knot. The last person to descent organizes ice-axe self-extraction system and descends on a double rope with a prusik knot with subsequent ropes pull off.

12. INJURED PERSON TRANSPORTATION
Transportation of an injured person is organized at a combined slope. A group prepares one of its members for transportation at the starting point with the help of climbing equipment and transports him over a 2 km long area.
3 STAGE
ELBRUS ASCENSION
(5,642 M)
ASCENT OF THE ELBRUS MOUNTAIN DISMOUNTED WITH STANDARD WEAPON
13. SPEED MARCH WITH WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT ALONG SPECIFIED ROUTE
A group overpasses a mountain area of medium difficulty (length – around 20 km, general altitude difference – around 2.2 km), along the route: meadow Azau – "Glacial base" – "Priyut-11" (height – 4,200 m).
14. ELBRUS ASCENSION
Groups set off and move along the classic route from south to the western peak of Elbrus mountain. Ascension is done by groups, with the distance between the leading and the last person in a group of no more than 150 m (at a clear line of sight).
RESULTS
Winners are determined by the sum of points, gained for accomplishment of special tasks.
The total score a team has gained for accomplishing a special task is determined by the overall time a team had spent on its completion, taking into account all penalties received for violating any of rules.
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