Basic Mountain Training Summer Course is ongoing in COL Besik Kutateladze Sachkhere Mountain Training School. 25 military servicemen from NATO 7member and partner countries are taking part in the course being conducted in the framework of NATO “Partnership for Peace Programme (PFP).
The military service members of the Armed Forces of Georgia, United States, Latvia, Poland, Armenia, Ukraine and Belarus will adopt the different mountain skills for three weeks. The military servicemen attending the course familiarized with the technique of ascending and descending rocks and overcoming obstacle lines in Chiatura Municipality village Katskhi.
The course participants are being practiced in the rules of using mountain equipment, planning routes on maps, moving across the mountain terrain with the help of a compass and a map, providing the first medical aid for wounded, organizing their surviving and wounding procedures. The course also includes marching at the altitude of 2 400 m and spending nights in camps.
Towards the end of the course, the participants will pass different complex and physical tests in case of successful accomplishment of the basic summer course to be finished on July 7.
Basic Mountain Winter Training Course has launched in Bakurini in the framework of NATO Partnership for Peace Program. 21 military servicemen from NATO partner and member states are participating in the course.
Within three weeks the military from Lithuania, Hungary, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belorussia together with the sodleirs form Georgia will learn basic mountaineering skills in winter conditions including skiing on ski route, march moving and overcoming an obstacle line by skis. The foreign soldiers have to make shelters in snowy terrain and to sleep in the snow house Iglu.
The course is conducted by Besik Kutateladze Sachkhere Mountain Training School Instructors. At the end of the preparation the military servicemen will be tested in technical and physical skills. In case of successfully finishing the course they awarded certificates, badges and will be provided with recommendations. Three months-long course will be over on March 10.