Mountain Troop

Mountain Troop are responsible for all the SAS’s mountaineering and skiing operations, they are likely to be part of operation “anaconda”, the mission to mop up all the remaining opposition forces hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan.

All expert skiers and mountain climbers, the members of mountain troop are also skilled in arctic survival and cold weather warfare.

Most of their training takes place in Europe, particularly in Norway and Germany, home of the world renowned German Alpine Guides Course, the SAS send two men a year to attend this year long course which dedicates 6 months to skiing and 6 months to climbing.