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Mountain Warfare Small Units Leader Course – winter

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Date(s) - 06. 12. 2021 - 17. 12. 2021



The aim of this course is to provide mountain light infantry and light infantry platoon/company commanders with specific knowledge of movement, survival and planning of operations in mountain terrain in winter conditions.

The course is designed for NATO and Partner members requiring the particular knowledge and skills necessary to safely and efficiently operate in the complex terrain and climatic conditions of the mountain environment in winter conditions.

The two-week course is comprised of four parts: leadership, movement, survival, and tactics, and is partly carried out in the field, with certain topics lectured in the classroom. The first week focuses on the introduction of the specifics of the mountain environment, familiarization with military mountaineering equipment, use of various rope techniques, and explaining how to move in difficult terrain, as well as survival and rescue in the mountain environment, and the role of mountain SMEs in the preparation and execution of training and military operations. In the second part of the first week, the students will learn about the influence of climate and terrain specifics on combat functions. In the second week, the course participants will be faced with a tactical situation in order to become able to overcome the challenges of fighting in areas where technological supremacy can be negated by even the most crude and non-technical enemy actions. During the course, Troop Leading Procedures (TLP) will be applied.