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It’s been nearly a year since the pandemic changed the world, and ended high climbs for nearly every avid mountaineer. But now climber attitudes are peaking and high climb opportunities are encouraging with most of the tallest mountains on each of the continents – the Seven Summits – open or expected to be open in 2021.
Frostbite symptoms are a serious risk for high-altitude climbers. Numb, swollen hands make holding onto ropes and tools difficult to impossible. That’s what happened to Satyarup Siddhanta, a Global Rescue member attempting to summit Ama Dablam (22,349 feet/6,812 meters), a mountain in the eastern Himalayan range of Nepal.
To maintain social distancing on the slopes, ski resorts are limiting the number of skiers on the mountain. When ski mountains fill up, enterprising skiers will find other ways to get outside and enjoy the season. Those options might include heli-skiing or heli-boarding, backcountry skiing, splitboarding or snowshoeing.
Historically, Field Rescue had mileage restrictions — travelers were required to be away from home, sometimes 150 miles or more at some travel protection companies, to be eligible for services. But the pandemic encouraged solo, outdoor activity close to home. To ensure members stayed safe, Global Rescue added Local Field Rescue to its travel protection services memberships and lifted its 100-mile requirement.
Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue, the world’s leading membership organization providing integrated medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services to our travelers worldwide. Without a Global Rescue membership, an emergency evacuation could cost you more than $100,000. That’s why over 1 million members trust Global Rescue to get them home when the worst happens. Don’t travel without Global Rescue.