Subcourse Overview

This subcourse is designed to teach you the techniques you must know in order to cope with mountainous terrain. The subcourse contains information on identifying the different types of terrain; characteristics of weather and climate; acclimatization and conditioning; and basic mountaineering techniques.

Mountains exist in almost every country in the world. Almost every war has included some type of mountain operations. This pattern will not change; therefore, you will fight in mountainous terrain in future conflicts. Mountain operations have not changed, but the equipment and transportation available today have changed. The helicopter allows access to terrain that was once unreachable or could be reached only by slow methodical climbing. If bad weather exists, you must still use mountain climbing techniques to reach an objective.

There are no prerequisites for this subcourse.

This subcourse reflects the doctrine which was current at the time it was prepared. In your own work situation, always refer to the latest publications.

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