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Rescue on Kanchenjunga - May 2011

UK Climbing, June 02, 2011
UKC User Anselm Murphy (aka Topper Harley) has recently climbed Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountainread more

 

Simone Moro joins Fishtail/Zermatt Himalaya air rescues

Explorers Web, May 18, 2011
Working with Fishtail Air/Air Zermatt as rescue pilot since early May, only two years after he took his heli license in California Italian mountaineerread more

 

 

Manaslu: 2 climbers rescued on Friday

Explorers Web, May 15, 2011
Three French climbers and two Nepalese Sherpa reportedly topped out but got lost on descent.read more

 

 

Agni Air crash victims' mortal remains brought to Ktm

The Himalayan Times, Aug 24, 2010
The severed and burnt body parts of the Agni Air crash victims have been airlifted to Kathmandu from the incident site-- remote Bastipur, Shikharpur in Makawanpur district--on Tuesday afternoon.read more

 

 

Fishtail Conducts Record-Breaking Long-Line Rescue

Rotar Wings, July 1, 2010
Using its new Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil, Fishtail Air performed a long-line rescue on April 29 at the highest altitude ever recorded. Under a collaborative rescue effort.read more

 

Fishtail/Zermatt on Annapurna: the highest longline rescue in history

Explorer's Web, May 02, 2010
(Story edited May 02, 2010 11:01 am EST, few minor errors corrected in report) "The Impossible happened today" reported a Spanish team on Manaslu about the aerial rescue operation earlier this week involving two missing Korean climbers and their seven stranded mates. read more

 

Alpinist, Rescue Helicopters Already at Work

Alpinist, April 29, 2010
As first reported in the April 22, 2010 NewsWire, Air Zermatt of Switzerland and Fishtail Air of Nepal have read more

 

Himalayan First: Standby Rescue Helicopters

Alpinist, April 29, 2010
This spring season, Air Zermatt of Switzerland and Fishtail Air of Nepal will join forces to provide the first Himalayan standby helicopter rescue service in history. read more

 

Helicopter Rescues in Everest's Western CWM?

May 11th, 2010
With several teams targeting Sunday, May 16th as a summit window, the question of rescues often comes to mind; especially if the weather looks marginal as this read more

 

Air Zermatt / Fishtail Air Rescue On Manaslu

Monday, April 26. 2010
We posted last week about Air Zermatt and Fishtail Air of Nepal providing the first read more

 

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

Apr 26, 2010
Spring 2010, Air Zermatt of Switzerland and Fishtail Air of Nepal have joined forces to provide the first Himalayan standby helicopter rescueread more

 

Accidents in the Himalaya and helicopter rescues

30/11/2010
During the last couple of years things have changed in the Himalaya. We're referring to the number of helicopter rescues of alpinists stranded at altitudes never experimented before. But also read more

 

Losing lives to save them

19 NOV 2010 - 25 NOV 2010
It was just what Fishtail Air's Captain Sabin Basnyat, 34, wanted to do for a living â€" rescue mountaineers from the Himalaya â€" but he never returned from one such mission toread more