Q GAIN ATTENTION. Rappelling is a method for descending vertical or near vertical cliffs. It will enable your unit to move quickly over rugged terrain to swiftly accomplish its mission. Learning how to establish a rappel site and then applying it is an essential skill that all Marine units should possess while operating in a mountainous environment.
2 OVERVIEW. The purpose of this period of instruction is to introduce the students to rappelling by discussing the dangers, site selection considerations, commands involved in rappelling, and the different types of rappels. This lesson relates to cliff assault.
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