FULL MISSION PROFILE
While on a training exercise earlier today, a NATO aircraft malfunctioned forcing the pilot to eject over the French Pyrenees mountains. The pilot sustained no major injuries, but is suffering from the severe cold and will need to be rescued ASAP if he is to survive.
Your special operations unit will take a helicopter to a safe landing spot approximately 5 Kilometers from where the pilot’s GPS beacon is. This would be a fairly routine rescue, except that you will have to ascend over 2000 vertical feet, deal with hypoxia, and traverse difficult terrain.
Your team will be carrying a state-of-the-art rewarming suit for the pilot. Each person’s load is approximately 40lbs. Based on current temperatures and an incoming storm, you have a drop dead time of 1 hour to get to the pilot and stabilize him to move.
After you have stabilized the pilot, radio the helicopter for pickup location. Because of incoming weather, the longer you take to get there, the farther you will have to travel down the mountain in order to be picked up.
25# – 40# ruck sack
KB Breathing Ladder – read the instructions in the following link http://www.gymjones.com/knowledge.php?id=27
Push yourself hard and watch your time.
Make sure you are performing the exercises correctly.