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Can YOU spot the SAS soldiers in this photo? Members of the unit’s elite Mountain Troop are barely visible as they patrol in winter camouflage

  • Incredible photo shows SAS soldiers who are barley visible as they patrol in the snow in winter camouflage
  • The soldiers are SAS Mountain Troops who are trained to survive extreme Arctic conditions
  • Members of the elite unit’s Mountain Troop are among the best climbers in the world 

By Georgia Simcox For Mailonline

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This photo shows SAS soldiers patrolling in the snow as they wear their winter camouflage and are barely visible. 

The soldiers are SAS Mountain Troops, who are experts in mountain climbing and arctic warfare and are trained to survive and fight in extreme conditions. 

They can be called on anywhere from the frozen hills in Norway to the mountains in Afghanistan

Their winter camouflage includes face masks and white speckled clothing and equipment, the Daily Star reported

Can you spot the SAS soldiers in this photo? Their winter camouflage includes face masks and white speckled clothing and equipment 

The outfit makes it possible for them to move almost invisibly through mountains and forests in snowy conditions. 

Members of the Mountain Troop are among the best climbers in the world and have trained in various climbing schools across Europe and many go on climbing expeditions up some of the world’s highest mountains, including Everest. 

Mountain Troops use a range of equipment in their role, including climbing shoes with sticky rubber soles, climbing harnesses, carabiners for hooking onto climbing rope lines and nuts – metal wedges that fit into cracks, used to secure climbing lines.  

They can be called on anywhere from the frozen hills in Norway (pictured, file photo) to the mountains in Afghanistan

Their skills have been required throughout history until recently where their training in high-altitude warfare was used in the mountain ranges of Afghanistan. 

They were used during the 1982 Falklands conflict and during the cold war, they were used in Norway to guard Nato’s northern flanks against an expected Soviet push. 

Mountain Troopers are highly skilled in long distance skiing, scaling sheer cliffs and rock faces as well as arctic survival techniques.  

Their skills allow them to reach areas considered inaccessible by others and to attack from unexpected directions.  

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