28-May-2013 Source: Fishtail Air
Yet again, Fishtail Air and Simone Moro have succeeded in carrying out the highest ever helicopter rescue on Everest. The rescue was carried out in an incredible altitude of 7,800 m (that’s 25,590 ft. Ed). Despite the difficulty to fly in thin air at such high altitudes, renowned Italian climber Simone Moro piloted the AS 350 B3 to rescue an injured Nepali-Canadian climber at 1:30 pm on the 21st of May. The casualty who faced difficulties in the afternoon of 20th May was lowered several hundred meters the following day by a Sherpa team from where the rescue took place. The previous record too was performed at an altitude of 6,900 m (22,637 ft) by a team of Fishtail Air & Air Zermatt on 29th April, 2010 using ‘human sling operation’ on Mt. Annapurna.