When moving through mountainous terrain, you are physically and mentally tested. One error or misstep can mean the difference between life and death. At the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)’s Special Operations Advanced Mountaineering School, Green Berets are trained to survive in mountainous regions, and the skills they learn enable them to carry out difficult and dangerous mountain warfare operations.
During the mountaineering school’s featured summer course, the Senior Mountaineering Course, students learn these critical skills over the course of seven weeks. At the end of the course, participants demonstrate their mountain warfare skills and must pass a final test during a culminating exercise before they can claim the title of Senior Mountaineers.