The Sayan March International Competition is a field training of mountain units in winter conditions, which is a part of the International Army Games 2019. The Competition involves teams from various units that complete tasks in the mountainous (highland) terrain.
The competition is a two-day ski march. The teams are to cover nearly 50 km in high-altitude areas, climb up to 3,000 meters and fulfill 11 special tasks.
Special tasks include ascents and descents on mountain skis and using crampons, orienteering and target detection, grenade throwing and shooting in the mountains, evacuation and transportation of a victim in the highlands.
Sayan March photo gallery
Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation 2019