Global Rescue is the leading emergency rescue resource for mountaineers, climbers and those who love the mountains. Our Mountain Advisory Council helps us keep our services at peak level.
Global Rescue’s Mountain Advisory Council is led by mountaineering legend Ed Viesturs, record-breaking mountaineer Kristin Harila, world-famous high-altitude climber Nirmal "Nims" Purja, and outdoor adventure safety expert and longtime mountaineering author Jed Williamson.
Since our founding in 2004, Global Rescue has pioneered field rescue from the point of illness or injury, established a nearly two-decade affiliation with the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations and Partners HealthCare, and led the industry as the only organization with deployed personnel and operating capability in key locations, including the Himalaya, Karakorum and Andes regions.
In addition to Viesturs, Harila, Purja and Williamson, Global Rescue’s Mountain Advisory Council members include:
- Wilderness and altitude sickness expert Dr. Eric Johnson, Global Rescue associate medical director, past president of the Wilderness Medical Society and member of the Board of Directors of the Himalaya Rescue Association. Johnson is also one of the founders of EVEREST ER.
- Special operations and critical planning authority Scott Hume, Global Rescue vice president operations and former Chief Operations Officer of the 3rd Brigade 25th Infantry Division.
- Former combat medic with the Singapore Armed Forces David Koo, Global Rescue senior manager operations and past operations manager of the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore.
- Global Rescue operations manager Dan Stretch is based in Nepal during the Mount Everest climbing seasons. He has coordinated hundreds of evacuations and crisis response operations.
- Former Navy SEAL and associate manager of Global Rescue Security Operations Harding Bush has extensive mountain and cold weather operations expertise. He has developed multiple training programs for ski mountaineering and cold weather survival. He is a graduate of several U.S. and NATO Mountaineering courses including the Slovenian Mountain Warfare School."
Mountain Advisory Council