FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - For the first time ever, three women are taking on the Ranger School's extremely intense mountain phase.
They have two weeks of grueling training in the north Georgia mountains.
For example, they will have 50 minutes to make it 1.8 miles up a steep mountain, learn how to tie knots to rappel from a cliff with a 30-pound pack plus performing other skills repeatedly.
There is a lot on the line. The terrain is so punishing that if they fail, they won't be allowed to repeat the course more than twice.
If they make it past this state, they have another two weeks of drilling and testing in the Florida swamps before becoming the first women ever to wear a Ranger tab.
Women were first allowed to participate in Ranger School this past January.