Simrik Air adds eight Longline Rescue manpower


10th Feb, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Simrik Air has added eight Longline rescue manpower. Only Simrik Air has been providing the facility of Longline rescue in Nepal. The company has stated that the addition of the skilled manpower will definitely broaden the rescue field.

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The term Longline rescue is an act of rescuing stranded people securely from the mountainous areas or places where helicopters have complications on landing by the means of ropes and then transferring them to a safer place.

Simrik Air had four pilots and four rescuers associated with them. “A few years ago, an Italian pilot tried to implement the rescue technique but couldn’t succeed, but Simrik Air successfully implemented it after his failed effort”, says pilot Sidharth J Gurung.

Simrik Air has provided training to 8 guides who have abundant knowledge of the Mountain region. They have been provided 7 days of training regarding the rescue of stranded people by Simrik Air with the support from Alpine Rescue Foundation, Switzerland.

The organizer has stated that with help of the rescue training provided to the eight mountains expert, the manpower needed has been fulfilled. Simrik Air single-handedly has been providing Helicopter Longline rescue for the past three years and has been the only one providing this facility. “We have provided training to overcome the shortage of manpower we might face”, said Trainer Tsering Pandey Bhot.

Richard Lehner and Pilot Daniel Aufdenblatten, the head rescue expert of Alpine Rescue Foundation were the main Trainers for “Helicopter Longline Rescue Trainer’s-Trainee Training”. The training was coordinated by Search and Rescue Foundation and Nepal National Mountain Guide Association. *(Annanote)

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