Alpha Zulu

Alpha Zulu Magazine
Edition 2022

In our day-to-day work, we at Air Zermatt often push ourselves to our limits, saving lives and tinkering on inventions to improve air rescue. Working as a team and passing on expertise are essential for us. That’s why we train new rescuers, support mountain rescue operations in the Himalayas, and perform pioneering work for internationally standardized procedures. The experience we acquire every day in the Alps makes Air Zermatt a competent, reliable partner worldwide. Our home may be in Valais, but we’re active across borders. After all: the sky is the limit.

The 60-page magazine provides deep insight into the company’s world, which includes so much more than just rescue operations on the Matterhorn. The second edition is being published with a print run of 47,000 copies. The magazine is delivered to the homes of everyone holding the rescue card and all Upper Valais households. You can order a copy on the Air Zermatt website. So get ready to sit back and browse through the world of Air Zermatt …

Every Minute counts

Emergency call. Emergency doctor Philipp  Venetz is part of the rescue crew. Insights to his profession.

"As a young boy, I often watched the helicopters in Zermatt take off towards the Matterhorn." These days, the Brig native serves as head of the intensive care unit at Lucerne Cantonal Hospital and Medical Director at Air Zermatt.

"We fly with experienced medical specialists who perform at least 20 emergency medical deployments per year and are ready for duty 24 hours a day." Air Zermatt has established a pool of over 40 docotrs. Their work calls for pragmatic medical care. "Mountain rescues are teamwork," Venetz explains. "Rescue missions in the mountains require absolute, mutual trust." Winch rescues, floating suspended from the helicopter, strong winds. The emergency physicians at Air Zermatt specialize in alpine challenges.

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Working on the Edges

Wind and cool: construction of the Klein Matterhorn cable car was a challenge for everyone involved. An interview with foreman Klaus Gitz of the construction company Ulrich Imboden AG.

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