Lebanon, New Hampshire, March 15, 2017 – As climbers from around the world travel to Nepal and Mount Everest in the weeks ahead for the spring Himalayan climbing season, Global Rescue, the leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services, will have its highly trained personnel on the ground, ready to perform life-saving rescue and evacuation missions.
Global Rescue, the pioneering provider of worldwide field rescue, medical advisory and evacuation services, has conducted rescue and evacuation missions in Nepal every season for more than a decade. Falls, avalanches, exposure and altitude sickness can all pose serious hazards for climbers.
Following the 2016 Everest season with approximately 600 summits, hundreds of climbers are expected to attempt to summit Everest this spring. Interest is anticipated to be high in part because the Nepal government will honor through 2019 the climbing permits from 2014 and 2015, when the climbing seasons were aborted due to deadly avalanches. Beyond Everest, climbers seek to tackle peaks including Lhotse, Nuptse, Mera, Cho Oyu and Annapurna.
In 2016, Global Rescue performed more than 30 rescue and evacuation missions in the Himalaya, including dozens on Everest. In 2015, Global Rescue responded to over 125 requests for assistance following the Nepal earthquake and triaged more than 200 humanitarian cases in the first 24 hours after the quake.
“Global Rescue physicians and paramedic rescue specialists are deployed in Nepal to assist climbers who are ill, injured or need to be evacuated,” said Dan Richards, CEO and founder of Global Rescue. “As we have done for more than a decade, our personnel will be on the ground in Nepal and prepared to support our members who need our life-saving services.”
Global Rescue has a longstanding relationship with the climbing community and leading climbing organizations, including the American Alpine Club, choose Global Rescue because of the company’s track record of providing critical services on some of the world’s largest mountains.
About Global Rescue
Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has exclusive relationships with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations and Elite Medical Group. The Company provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com.