CAMP FRANK D. MERRILL, Georgia – A Ranger student executes a rappel on an overhanging cliff face on Mt. Yonah during the two-day exercise that is part of the Mountain Phase of U.S. Army Ranger School. The rugged terrain, severe weather, hunger, mental and physical fatigue, and the
emotional stress that students encounter afford the opportunity to gauge their own capabilities and limitations as well as that of their peers.
(U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright, Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning Public Affairs)