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An alpinist is rescued by longline out of the danger zone.

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Intensive week of operations at Air Zermatt

The rescuers of Air Zermatt were in constant duty last week. In total, the Air Zermatt rescue crews were called out more than 70 times by helicopter and more than 20 times by ambulance from Monday to Monday. A selection of some of the missions shows that the emergencies could not have been more different.

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New flight simulator at Air Zermatt heliport

Air Zermatt has installed an new and innovative flight simulator with virtual reality at its base in Zermatt. The new machine will enable both beginner and more experienced pilots to complete flight hours and flight checks via VR (virtual reality). Air Zermatt, along with another company, is one of the first in Switzerland to opt for a flight simulator from the Swiss manufacturer VRM Switzerland.

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On 1 May, the Air Zermatt rescue crew was called out together with Zermatt rescue specialists on a unique mission on the Furgg glacier. A 60-year-old man had fallen through the snow into the Furggbach stream and had been dragged downstream by the water. He was rescued from the freezing water at the last minute in a complex operation, ultimately suffering only frostbite.

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Air Zermatt evacuates numerous people in mountain difficulties

The Air Zermatt rescue crews had an intensive weekend. The Upper Valais air rescuers were called to a total of 34 emergencies from Friday to Sunday. The missions were distributed both in the mountains and in the valley. However, Air Zermatt registered a noticeable number of evacuations in the mountains.

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An emergency call in a roundabout way for Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt is called out on more than 2000 rescue missions every year. Last weekend alone, Air Zermatt registered 18 rescues. The alarms were raised via the Cantonal Valais Rescue Organisation (KWRO) with the emergency number 144. Last weekend, the Valais rescuers received an unusual emergency call.

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Air Zermatt rescues four climbers on the Matterhorn

Air Zermatt evacuated four people from the Matterhorn on Friday morning in an elaborate rescue operation. Exhausted, the climbers had already sent out an emergency call on Thursday evening. However, strong winds made a quick rescue impossible. After a night on the mountain, the climbers were finally flown out of the Matterhorn on Friday morning.

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Air Zermatt steps into the future with innovations

Air Zermatt AG was able to present various innovations to its shareholders at its 53rd general meeting on Riffelalp above Zermatt. These included a new type of rescue bag and an ingenious system for mounting aircraft warning spheres. In addition, Air Zermatt pilots will now be trained on a modern flight simulator.

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Cable car evacuation by Air Zermatt rescuers

Temperatures of over 30 degrees and a long weekend attracted numerous people to the mountains. Accordingly, Air Zermatt had its hands full from Corpus Christi until Sunday evening. In total, the rescue crews were called out on 29 missions. Saturday was the most intensive day with 15 rescues and the evacuation of the St. Niklaus-Jungen cable car.

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Skiareatest: Air Zermatt receives award for winter rescues

This winter, Air Zermatt was awarded the golden rescue trophy for the winter 2021/22 by the International Skiareatest! The crew had the pleasure of receiving the prize including a certificate for winning first place last weekend in Gstaad.

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Drama at the Grand Combin - Air Zermatt in large-scale operation

The Air Zermatt was called at 6:20 this morning to a major rescue operation at the Grand Combin in the municipality of Val de Bagnes. More than ten people were hit by a glacier collapse at an altitude of 3500 meters and were injured, some of them severely to very severely, several people even died in the accident.

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