“In di Berg am I gern…” (I like to be in the mountains)
This is not only a refrain of an Austrian folk song, it is also reflective of the commitment of all mountaineers who passionately deal with rock and ice. Some of them come from the United States and are professionally involved in Germany. We met the Navy SEALs, stationed in Germany Naval Special Warfare Unit 2, for a private training session in the “Oetztal” Alps.
On the first training day, the SEALs learned how to work with the rope and they also deepened their knowledge about different rope techniques. The main focus was on how the climber moves himself and his team as quickly as possible from point A to B.