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Yet one more instance, the alpine military competition. A competitive event, cross-country mountaineering skiing.
Patrouille des Glaciers (PDG).
The Patrouille des Glaciers (PDG) is a ski mountaineering race organized
every two years by the Swiss Armed Forces, in which military and
civilian teams compete. It takes place once every two years at the end
of April, in the south part of the canton of Valais below the summits of
the Pennine Alps.
"The Patrouille des Glaciers has military origins. During the Second World War, the Swiss army organized a race to test the abilities of its
soldiers. The first military patrol edition was held in April 1943. . . That year, 18 patrols, each consisting of
three members, travelled 63 kilometres [forty miles] to reach Verbier. In 1944, 44
teams participated, but for a few years, no races were organized because
of World War II"
APPARENTLY NO RIFLE SHOOTING AS AN ASPECT OF THE COMPETITION!