Poland hosting Mountain Warrior 2019 combat games

Poland hosting Mountain Warrior 2019 combat games Maciej Kulczyński/PAP

Soldiers from Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany are taking part in the Mountain Warrior 2019 combat games, which began in Szklarska Poreba, in south-western Poland, on Thursday.

The international Mountain Warrior competition, organized by the Tadeusz Kosciuszko Land Forces Military Academy (AWL), and comprised of more than a dozen fitness, technical and mountaineering competitions, is taking place for the eleventh time. Representing Poland are two teams of soldiers from AWL, as well as soldiers from the 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade, the 25th Air Cavalry Brigade, the 6th Airborne Brigade and the 3rd Podkarpackie Territorial Defence Brigade. Also taking part in the games are military units from the Czech Republic and Germany.

In an interview with PAP, Lt. Roksana Trawka, an AWL spokesperson, said that the purpose of the competition is primarily to exchange experiences with soldiers from other countries. The games are also a test of the soldiers' skills in difficult mountain conditions, she added.

The completion will last for four days.