Five credit hours will be awarded for the successful completion of this subcourse.This subcourse reflects the doctrine which was current at the time it was prepared. Inyour own work situation, always refer to the latest publication.Whenever the masculine gender is used, both men and women are included, unlessotherwise stated.
Mountains exist in almost every country in the world. Almost every war has includedsome type of mountain operations. This pattern will not change; therefore, soldiers willfight in mountainous terrain in future conflicts.Mountain operations have not changed, but the equipment and transportation availabletoday have changed. The helicopter allows access to terrain that was once unreachable orcould be reached only by slow methodical climbing.If bad weather exists, commanders must still use mountain climbing techniques to reachcertain objectives. Soldiers and leaders must know how to cope with mountainous terrain.These techniques must be applied in a safe and cautious manner.To be proficient, each soldier must work together as a team in building onmountaineering techniques today, tomorrow, and in the future.
LESSON ONEMOUNTAINEERING TECHNIQUES ON GLACIERSANDSNOW-COVERED MOUNTAINSOVERVIEW
TASK DESCRIPTION:In this lesson, you will learn to identify mountaineering techniques on glaciers and snow-covered mountains.LEARNING OBJECTIVE: