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Air Zermatt rescue crews in continuous operation during the festive season

117 helicopter rescues and 65 ambulance missions: The balance of Air Zermatt's rescue missions over the festive season is impressive. The rescue teams were in continuous operation between December 24, 2021 and January 3, 2022. In order to cope with the high number of rescues, Air Zermatt has up to five rescue machines in operation at the same time.

Helicopter incident with private pilot

During a hard landing on the mountain landing field "Alphubel", a private pilot, who had chartered a helicopter of the type Lama of Air Zermatt AG, severely damaged the machine today.

Winter Opening Day Zermatt

Winter is just around the corner and the final preparations for the winter season are in full swing. Zermatt Tourism was live in the destination on the road and also stopped by the heliport Zermatt.

Exchange of experience 2021 in Grenchen

On Friday, November 19, 2021 the ERFA meeting took place at Grenchen Airport. An exchange of experiences organized by the Swiss Helicopter Association SHA for task specialists, pilots and interested parties.

Christmas tree comes by helicopter

The custom of putting up a Christmas tree has also been a tradition in Zermatt for many years. A large, beautifully decorated fir tree gives the village of Zermatt a particularly Christmassy atmosphere.

Winter sports operations already at the beginning of November

Autumn in the valley - winter in the mountains. The beautiful weekend weather and the snowfalls of the last few days attracted many skiers to the winter sports resorts of Zermatt and Saas-Fee over the weekend. Not without consequences for the crews of Air Zermatt: The mountain rescuers had to go out on an astonishing number of rescue missions.

Helicopter firefighting mission at dusk

East of Rosswlad, a fire had broken out in the early morning hours at about 1800 meters above sea level. The firefighting work was started at dusk with the firefighting helicopter of Air Zermatt.

A weekend on the limit

Last weekend there was beautiful autumn weather in Zermatt, but the cold breeze deceived many a mountaineer. On Sunday, the rescue crews of Air Zermatt were called to three spectacular missions: Twice on the Matterhorn and once on the Weisshorn. The strong winds at higher altitudes were a major challenge for the rescuers.

Extremely challenging night rescue at the Dom

On September 16, 2021, at 6.30 pm, the rescue specialist on duty at the Zermatt rescue station was alerted by the Cantonal Valais Rescue Organization KWRO for a rescue on the Dom. At the beginning, little information was known, two Czech alpinists had triggered the emergency call due to a crevasse fall, no coordinates were available.

Dramatic rescue operations with a happy outcome

The good weather attracts many alpinists to the mountains and provides for quite a few rescue missions for the Valais rescue companies. In the last seven days, the rescue crews of Air Zermatt AG were called out on no less than 65 missions. In addition to numerous evacuations, injured alpinists also had to be flown to hospitals in Visp, Sion and Bern. Two dramatic missions reached the operations center of the Cantonal Valais Rescue Station on Thursday.

 

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