Exercise Selva Backstop 2016

The HQ ARRC Team are a few days in to Exercise Selva Backstop 2016, in difficult conditions they have hiked, climbed, Via Ferrata and slept in a First World War tunnel that was dug by the Italian Army during the conflict.

Exercise Selva Backstop 2016 is an Adventure Training (AT) Exercise in which participants walk and climb sections of the First World War front line, using the Via Ferrata system that runs across the Dolomites, Italy.

The team will be climbing in and around Cortina Di Ampezzio, which sat firmly within the Italian 4th Army Area of Responsibility (AOR), during 1915-18.

The objectives of this AT is to conduct demanding and arduous exercise which develops the multi-national, multi-ranked participants’ teamwork, physical fitness and physical courage, whilst learning about the British 48th Division and the Italian 6th Army experiences during the conflict.

Good luck to Charlie and the team. SOS are proud to have supported them with Head Torches and clothing on their expedition.

Follow them on Fackbook……https://www.facebook.com/AlliedRapidReactionCorps/?pnref=story

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