Georgian, NATO partner troops training in mountain rescue, navigation

Troops carry national and NATO flags and during their training in Gudauri. Photo: Ministry of Defence of Georgia press office., 04 Feb 2019 - 14:58, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian service members are training on slopes of winter resort Gudauri along with their counterparts from the South Caucasus and eastern Europe to develop survival and rescue skills in the mountains.

Involving a group of over a dozen troops, the Winter Intermediate Mountain Course is designed to train personnel in overcoming obstacles on snow landscape and skiing in group.

The group is also learning how to search for and rescue people trapped following an avalanche, set up shelters in snow and spend the night in the conditions.