2020DIN07-073 - Admin Instruction 21 at Annex D

What is Ex RUCKSACK?

Ex RUCKSACK 21 (Ex RS) is the 74th Inter Service and Army Nordic Skiing Championships. It will take place in Ruhpolding, Germany from 20 Jan to 5 Feb 21. Ruhpolding is situated at 700m in the Chiemgau region of Bavaria where Biathlon World Cup races are held annually.

Aim of Ex RS

The aim of Ex RS is to provide competitors with an arduous and challenging racing programme, using world class facilities and physically demanding, technical courses in order to identify the Inter-Services and Army Champion Nordic Skiers and Nordic Skiing Units of the British Army whilst enhancing the moral and physical components of fighting power.


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Movements and Clearances

The Ex Director will apply centrally for DIPCLEAR for those teams attending Ex RS. However all teams with the potential to qualify for Ex RS must apply for Transit Clearance to Ruhpolding from their Qualifying Championship. There are no Ex POL facilities; unit fuel cards should be used, and the nearest Shell Garage is in the town of Traunstein.


Competitors and teams are to report to the Race Office from 1000 to 2000 hrs on Wed 20 Jan 21, providing proof of insurance cover, handing in SA80s to the exercise armoury and bringing any trophies (engraved) retained from the previous year.


Self-catering accommodation is allocated at no charge to Army qualified competitors.  Non-qualified competitors, RN and RAF competitors can request self-catering accommodation on repayment of €25 pppn.

Team Captains’ Meetings

TCs are to attend the first TCs’ Meeting at 1000 hrs, Thu 21 Jan 21 in the Race Office and subsequently as published on the programme.


Ex Director – Maj A J Lloyd RLC

Race Secretary – Capt A Miller