Overview

TASK DESCRIPTION:

In this lesson you will learn to identify and demonstrate your knowledge on general techniques, pitons and piton hammers, belays, and rappelling.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

TASKS: Understand and identify general techniques, pitons and piton hammers, belays, and rappelling.

CONDITIONS: The student will demonstrate a comprehension and knowledge of the task by displaying an understanding of the general techniques, pitons and piton hammers, belays, and rappelling.

STANDARDS: The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publication:

REFERENCES: The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publication: TC 90-6-1

INTRODUCTION

Climbing equipment and techniques provide the fundamentals for all military mountaineering operations. These operations provide access to rugged mountainous terrain. In such terrain, there are three adversaries: the weather, mountains, and enemy. These adversaries can be overcome by troops who are skilled in the use of special mountain climbing equipment and techniques. Mountainous operations require specialized equipment and techniques different from those used in other environments.

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