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Mission Brief: Nepal


May 21, 2019
Categories: In Action

Each year Global Rescue deploys personnel to Nepal to support and assist our members who are climbing and trekking throughout the region.

Global Rescue conducted more than 100 field rescue and evacuation missions last year in the Himalaya and provided countless medical advisory operations.

Since the beginning of 2019, Global Rescue has successfully completed 87 operations in Nepal, with active personnel currently on the ground.

Below are highlights from some of these recent operations across various locations in Nepal.

Chukhung

  • Performed a helicopter evacuation for a member who was intending to summit Ama Dablam following an acclimatization climb on Island Peak. Member was suffering from high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) and dehydration.

Dingboche

  • Recommended treatment at a nearby medical facility for a member at Island Peak base camp. Member was suffering from a severe headache.
  • Evacuated a member with probable acute mountain sickness (AMS) and low blood oxygen levels.

Everest Base Camp

  • Facilitated a field rescue for a member with AMS and hyperglycemia.
  • Evacuated a member suffering from AMS and hemoptysis, resulting in low blood oxygen levels.
  • Completed a field rescue for a member who was unable to trek down safely and required diagnostic imaging following an ankle injury that occurred during a trek to Everest Base Camp.

Everest camp one

  • Coordinated a field rescue for a member suffering from severe AMS and dehydration.

Everest camp two

  • Facilitated a helicopter evacuation for a member suffering from frostbite to both feet. The member was assisted by Sherpas from Everest camp four to camp two, where a helicopter was able to pick up the member and fly them to Kathmandu.

Everest North Base Camp

  • Evacuated a member with pulmonary embolism and a lung infection by 4WD vehicle and helicopter.

Khote

  • Evacuated a member with a severe respiratory infection, AMS with high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and HACE during a Mera Peak trek.

Machermo

  • Recommended treatment at a local medical facility for a member suffering from second degree sun burn on the face.

Lobuche

  • Facilitated a helicopter evacuation for a member suffering from AMS and dehydration.

Mera Peak

  • Completed a helicopter evacuation to rescue a member who was found semiconscious, suffering from HAPE and HACE.

Phortse Tenga

  • Facilitated a helicopter evacuation for a member suffering from AMS, HACE and an upper respiratory infection.

Thukla

  • Evacuated a member suffering from severe AMS.


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