Capt. Steven Bruce Bokan and Capt. Maurizio Folini rescued Cory Richards this evening from Everest Base Camp (5364 m).
Cory is a climber/photographer from Colorado, US, working for The National Geographic. Cory is also Nat Geo’s Adventurer of the year 2012. He became the first American to successfully summit an 8,000-meter peak in winter.
He suffered from altitude sickness as doctors say ‘he ran short of breath’ while at Base camp. The duo of captains flew him to Lukla immediately on our B3 helicopter where he received primary treatment. He was flown to Kathmandu the day after for proper medical attention.
We wish this adventurer best wishes for the earliest recovery so you can continue taking wonderful pictures like you always do.
Mr. Bjorn Aage Myrer Hund was on his expedition towards Pangpuche peak when avalanche fell and he fractured his leg.
We immediately took off from Lukla on our B3 without delay and rescued him from Pangpuche Base Camp to Kathmandu. Pangpuche is in Manasulu region, north east of Samdo. Captain Deepak and our newest additional crew Captain Maurizio Folini (from Italy) were flying the machine.
We wish him the earliest recovery.
Rescue from Pangpuche Base Camp
Everest Base Camp
This morning, Captain Ashish and Captain Folini evacuated the dead body of the son of famous Ang Rita Sherpa-a 10 times Everest Summiter from the Everest Base Camp (~17000ft) on our B3.
May his soul rest in Peace after all the mountains he may have conquered.
We would also like to inform all our clients and friends that our B3 (AJI) is based at Lukla currently for immediate service for rescue in the Khumbu region and around it until further notice.
Married Couple onboard 9N AJI
Prakash G.C chartered two of our helicopters from Kathmandu with his newly wed to go visit his Grandmother in Baglung.
Prakash G.C. of Baglung wedded Kalpana G.C. from Surkhet . They tied the knot on Friday the 13th. According to their tradition Prakash was to officially introduce his newly wed better half to his grandma who was living in Gwalichour, Baglung whereby proper road travel is not available. They chose to ride in the helicopter because it would take them much longer by road and also to have a one of a kind wedding.
Our helicopters AJI (B3) and AII (B206) were flown by Capt. Ashish and Capt. Mukhiya with the couple and their family to Gwalichour. The bridal attire was something new to our helicopter and added delight to everyone’s faces.
From Fishtail Air to the G.C. couple Congratulations on your wedding! Let all your dreams come true and every minute be a feast!
Ms. Lotte Suveri from Canada and her friend Yonathan Zoof from Isarel were on their trek to the incredible Everest Base Camp when she experienced altitude sickness and could continue no further than Pheriche (14,000ft). They decided to call for rescue as she was getting worse healthwise.
Our very own VT-DCB (B3) was flown by Capt. Dutt from Kathmandu to Pheriche from where they were rescued to the capital. The ambulance that was waiting for her immediately drove her for proper medical attention.
Pheriche Helipad - 14000 FtMs Lotte & Yonathan
Ms Lotte & Yonathan