Crisis team on the ground in preparation; conducts dozens of
Himalayan rescues each season
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nearly one year after Nepal’s devastating earthquake and avalanche,
climbers are expected to travel to the country in the coming weeks for
renewed Everest attempts during the spring Himalayan climbing season. Global
Rescue, the leading travel risk and crisis management firm providing
integrated medical, security, evacuation, and travel intelligence
services to individuals, organizations and governments, will have its
Operations personnel in place ready to support the climbing community.
Following last year’s earthquake, Global Rescue responded to over
125 requests for assistance. The company actively coordinated air and
ground resources to evacuate injured and stranded members, including
groups of climbers from Everest’s Camp 1 and Camp 2. In the first 24
hours after the quake, Global Rescue personnel also helped triage more
than 200 humanitarian cases.
“After tragedies in Nepal during the past two seasons, many climbers
whose plans were interrupted are expected to return to the region,” said
Dan Richards, CEO and founder of Global Rescue. “As in prior years, our
personnel will be on the ground in Nepal and prepared to respond to any
Typically hundreds of climbers attempt to summit Everest during the
spring season, with many others setting their sights on peaks in popular
regions including Khumbu, Annapurna, Langtang and numerous others.
Altitude sickness and weather can pose serious hazards for climbers.
Global Rescue’s highly trained personnel have been conducting rescue and
evacuation missions in Nepal every season for more than a decade,
regularly performing dozens of helicopter evacuations in the Himalaya
each year. The company’s physicians and critical care paramedics are
stationed in Nepal to assist climbers who are ill, injured or need to be
About Global Rescue
Global Rescue is the leading worldwide provider of integrated medical,
security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response
services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in
collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue’s unique
operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor
and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and
security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies,
governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant
crisis of the last decade.
For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.
Ann Shannon, 617-426-6619