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.

FMP Workout:

Equipment Required:
  • 25# – 40# ruck sack

Wearing 25# – 40# ruck sack:


4 Rounds of:

  • Run 400 Meters
  • 50 Squats

3 Rounds of:

  • Kettlebell Swing Breathing Ladder to 5 (use 35lbs or 53lbs KB)

4 Rounds of:

  • Run 400 Meter
  • 10 Burpees
  • 3 Rope Ascents (or 50 Pull Ups)

4 Rounds of:

  • Run 400 Meters
  • 25 Box Step Ups (each leg)

3 Rounds of:

  • Kettlebell Swing Breathing Ladder to 5 (use 35lbs or 53lbs KB)
  • 4 Long Jumps (2 out and 2 back)


If your Insert was 50 minutes or less:  Helo comes to you!

If your Insert was 50 minutes to 1 hour:  Run 800 meters with ruck sack

If your Insert was 1 hour or more:  Run 1 mile with 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.

- Warning -

Full Mission Profile workouts are for elite athletes.
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*Full Mission Profiles are fictitious representations of possible real-world scenarios.