The mountaineering competitions

On February 24 the representative team of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute on sports tourism participated in the city competitions on technique of mountaineering on snow and ice distances "Snizhny bars". Competition took place at the territory of the landscape park "Lysa Gora", at distances of II and III classes of complexity. The program envisaged the traversal of natural obstackles on a natural terrain in winter period using crampons and ice axes.

Sportsmen carried out rather difficult techniques on overcoming ascents and descents in the self-created stations of hinges and ice-axes, elements of rescue operations with transportation of the victim both in a stretcher and on the attendant. They also fixed the ferry and moved in bundles on an uncomfortable and sufficiently complex relief. Sportsmen transported control freight on themselves - both at technical stages and out of them all the distance. The quantity of equipment, which they could take for overcoming technical stages, was limited by the rules of the competition and that also complicated realization of the tasks defined for them.

According to the results of the competition, the representative team of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute took the second place at 2nd classe distance, having conceded to winners only one minute. They also took the 5th place at 3rd classe distance.