posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 03:19 AM
a reply to: Plotus
It is costly, but that's what it's there for.
It's also providing meaningful employment for many people (pilots, flight crew, ground crew etc. Its providing an incredible and essential service
that benefits climbers, mountaineers (and their families of course) and, for the teams, pilots and crews at least, a purpose in life and an
opportunity to do something they love.
You can't always measure everything in dollars.
Awesome skills on display in that video. Not just from the pilot and crew but the mountain rescue team: how efficient were they??? The heli was only
landed about 2 mins max before everyone was in and secure.