Veteran Italian climber creates first dedicated air rescue service on Everest.


Mount Everest has become a different place over the past couple of decades. The slopes are busier than ever, as more and more guiding and expedition companies compete to get client climbers to the highest point on earth.

It also means that, while Everest used to be the domain of experienced mountaineers and their teams, the mountain is now seeing many climbers who are not fit or prepared to be there. So an already hostile environment has become even more deadly.

Veteran Italian mountaineer Simone Moro recognized a dream this season, when he transported his helicopter from Bergamo, Italy, to Kathmandu, Nepal to create the first dedicated Mount Everest air-rescue service.

On May 21st of this year, Signor Moro safely airlifted a stricken Canadian climber from 7800mIn doing so, he piloted the highest altitude rescue ever flown.

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