High Mountain Rescue Training (1st to 15th March, 2006)
After the series of tragedies which felt upon the French Himalayan climbers during Fall 2005, the French Embassy and its local counterparts deemed it necessary to organize, from the 1st up to the 15th of March 2006, a High Mountain Rescue Training to teach senior Nepalese guides about the techniques for rescuing victims at high altitude. In a framework which brought together Centre national d’instruction de ski et d’alpinisme (the topmost training centre for skiing and mountaineering, belonging to the French Gendarmerie), Fondation Yves Pollet-Villard (a well-known French NGO dedicated to mountaineering), Nepal Mountaineering Instructors’ Association and the French Embassy in Kathmandu, an instructor from Centre national d’instruction de ski et d’alpinisme and a physician specialized in high altitude rescue operations directed, at Lang Tang Yella Peak Base camp, a High Mountain Rescue Training for the benefit of fourteen experimented Nepalese instructors, some of whom conquered Mt. Everest. The training session ended with the granting of diplomas.