Conducting a rescue from Mount Everest by helicopter can be a challenging and dangerous endeavor. The high altitude, extreme weather conditions, and rugged terrain make it difficult for helicopters to reach and extract climbers in distress.
Rescue operations on Mount Everest are typically coordinated by the Nepalese government through the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation. They have a number of helicopter operators who are authorized to conduct rescues on the mountain. These operators typically have experience and specialized equipment for high altitude rescues.
During a rescue operation, the helicopter will typically land at a base camp or at a spot as close as possible to the location of the distressed climber. The rescuer will then either be winched up to the climber or the climber will be winched down to the helicopter.
It’s important to note that rescue by helicopter is not always possible, especially in poor weather conditions. In such cases, rescue teams may have to rely on ground-based rescue operations, which can be slower and more dangerous. Also, it is important to note that rescue by helicopter is not cheap and can cost thousands of dollars.
It’s always a good idea to be well prepared before climbing Mount Everest, by researching the company, checking reviews from other customers and ensuring that the company is licensed and insured. It is also important to have travel insurance which covers for rescue and evacuation as well.