Flickr Album: IDF’s Elite Alpine Unit Train on Mt. Hermon, 9 Nov 2010

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The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit has launched a new Flickr album featuring photos of the elite Alpine Unit.

The Alpine Unit is comprised of reserve soldiers that served in elite units during their regular service and who take part in intensive training days in Judea and Samaria and the northern border, particularly Mt. Hermon.

The unit carries out regional defense tactics, shooting while skiing at high speeds, snowmobiling, and riding Sno-Cats.

All of the reservists who serve in the Alpine unit are volunteers and the unit is highly selective when admitting new troops.

The album features pictures of the reservists running drills in Mt. Hermon. The pictures include soldiers practicing skiing, climbing, shooting, tracking, and rehearsing rescue drills in conditions of heavy snow.

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