As part of Elbrus Ring international competition, high-altitude units will make a high-speed race to the Pastukhov Rocks on Mount Elbrus
Today, servicemen of the high-mountain units of Russia (Airborne Troops team), China, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, India and Armenia will perform a high-speed race to the Pastukhov Rocks (4,700 m) - this is the final special task of the Elbrus Ring 2021 international competition.
As part of this final task, two servicemen from each team will literally run to the Pastukhov Rocks. Two servicemen from each team who are not part of the main group are involved in the implementation of a special task.
After the start, the servicemen move as quickly as possible along the classic route (from the south, Azau glades) to the Pastukhov Rocks. The ascent is carried out independently by each serviceman.
Control time for a special task is 5 hours. At the finish, the judge fixes each participant. The participant with the best result gets 500 points. The points scored by military personnel for completing a special task are calculated separately for each participant.
Teams of military climbers from Russia, China, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Uzbekistan and India are also taking part in the competition. The servicemen of Armenia and South Ossetia will perform only some of the special tasks of the competition.
The organizer of Elbrus ring contest is the department of physical training and sports of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. These competitions have a military-applied orientation and have been held on an international scale since 2016.