From February 27 to 28, 2019 the Edelweiss Raid will take place in the Tux Alps for the ninth time in 2019.
These mountain combat competition is very popular and is organized by 6th Mountain Brigade (former Moutain Warfare Command). In addition to teams from Austria, the Absamer soldiers can also welcome teams from eleven other nations in the Tyrol.
This physically extremely challenging team competition is about covering a distance of more than 40 kilometers and 4000 meters of altitude through high alpine terrain within two days. In addition, military and alpine tasks have to be solved.
The teams consist of eight soldiers, who have to cope with the stations in the group. These include, for example, the overnight stay in a bivouac at an altitude of 2037m, climbing over difficult rock ridges, orientation in the terrain, shooting in the alpine region, the search for "victims" or the recovery and removal of an injured person.
In 2019 teams from twelve nations will participate in the toughest military mountain competition in the world. Teams from Bulgaria, Germany, France, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain and the USA compete with Austrian soldiers.
An exciting competition is guaranteed.
The "Edelweiss Raid" is organized by the 6th Moutain Brigade the national and international know-how and force provider in the area of mountain combat and mountain education.
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