PGHM Chamonix

We took this photo the other day of the PGHM Chamonix Mountain Rescue team doing a stretcher winching training exercise near Le Bois. The PGHM in Chamonix have two Eurocopter EC145 helicopters that have a 1300kg payload (up to 9 passengers), and an empty weight of 2200kg, with a maximum flight speed of 245km/h. When winching, the cable has a extent of 90m, and a maximum payload of 270kg. You can find all the contact numbers for Alpine mountain rescue at, or visit the website of the Chamonix PGHM rescue team at;

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