Following last year’s earthquake, Global Rescue responded to over 125 requests for assistance. We actively coordinated air and ground resources to evacuate injured and stranded members, including groups of climbers from Everest’s Camp 1 and Camp 2. In the first 24 hours after the quake, our personnel also helped triage more than 200 humanitarian cases.
“After tragedies in Nepal during the past two seasons, many climbers whose plans were interrupted are expected to return to the region,” said Dan Richards, CEO and founder of Global Rescue. “As in prior years, our personnel will be on the ground in Nepal and prepared to respond to any situation.”
Typically hundreds of climbers attempt to summit Everest during the spring season, with many others setting their sights on peaks in popular regions including Khumbu, Annapurna, Langtang and numerous others. Altitude sickness and weather can pose serious hazards for climbers.
Global Rescue’s highly trained personnel have been conducting rescue and evacuation missions in Nepal every season for more than a decade, regularly performing dozens of helicopter evacuations in the Himalaya each year. Our physicians and critical care paramedics are stationed in Nepal to assist climbers who are ill, injured or need to be evacuated.
Since the beginning of 2019, Global Rescue has successfully completed 87 operations in Ne
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