Never laugh at Van Doo

Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Valcartier (Quebec) based 5e Groupe-brigade mécanisé du Canada (5 GBMC), conducted their long-running “Iceman” challenge last week.

Photos : Sergent Sébastien Fréchette, Affaires publiques du 5 GBMC

Photos : Sergent Sébastien Fréchette, Affaires publiques du 5 GBMC

The event consists of a 5.5km road march with 35 lb. pack (“en équipe”), 8.7km of military skiing, 5km of snowshoeing, and 5.5km of racing through firing positions– a total of 24.7km. Best individual time was Major David Lacombe at an amazing 2 H 25 min 38 sec!

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