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Die Bergretter im Himalaya

Title
Die Bergretter im Himalaya
Dauer
88 min
Director
Frank Senn, Hari Thapa (Schweiz)
Category
Adventure
When & Where
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Description
When the Swiss pilot Gerold Biner from the Air Zermatt and the rescue specialist Bruno Jelk landed in Kathmandu in spring 2010, they had no idea what was to come. They had the goal to develop a rescue station in the Himalayas, in cooperation with a Nepalese helicopter enterprise. Until then, no-one had dared rescue operations at altitudes of sometimes more than 7000m, because of the winds and the thin air. Due to the thin air, the helicopters cannot hover, the pilots and the rescuers have to be equipped with oxygen, otherwise they would risk fainting or dying. The Swiss-Nepalese team dared one of the last big adventures in the field of aviation and helicopter rescue operation.