There’s no doubt that rescue personnel rarely get the credit they deserve. Whether post-holing through the night in a winter storm to save a lost soul or flying in gnarly, high-mountain conditions, where would we be without SAR and other safety people to get us out of trouble?
Take this pilot with PGHM Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (the SAR equivalent in France), for example. He recently pulled off this radical rescue on Col d’Anterne in the Mont Blanc region where he parked his chopper up against the snow with the rotors whirling right next to the mountain. And he makes it look easy.