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Nepalese crew during high-altitude mountain rescue training in Switzerland.
Image by Menno Boermans courtesy Menno Boermans, SOURCE
Air Zermatt B· chopper performing a rescue on Kyajo Ri last week.
courtesy Fishtail Air, SOURCE

Air Zermatt + Fishtail Air first rescues on Kyajo Ri and Manaslu

Posted: Apr 26, 2010 03:25 pm EDT

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Spring 2010, Air Zermatt of Switzerland and Fishtail Air of Nepal have joined forces to provide the first Himalayan standby helicopter rescue service in history. The team is able to initiate high-altitude rescue attempts up to 7000 meters within hours of receiving a call and fly a so-called human sling operation. The first missions have already taken place. On Kyajo Ri a body of a Danish climber was recovered, while on Manaslu today 7 were rescued.The following is a newsreport posted on Bergredding.nl:Danish Philip Ulrich...

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