The skills and steady hands you’d need to pull a maneuver like this off beggar the imagination.
This guy’s gotta be among the best of the best.
During a ski trip in the Alps, the inevitable happened. Something went wrong with one of the skiers and somebody got themselves hurt.
But halfway up a mountain, no ambulance could ever reach you. Even a snowmobile would be hard-pressed to get where these guys were.
A helicopter is the only option. But how can even a helicopter help when they’re stranded on such a steep slope?
Who’s going to rescue the rescuers if something goes wrong?
We don’t know if the helicopter pilot actually used the line, “Hold My Beer”.
But he should have. This was AMAZING.
He balanced the bloody thing on the skids and the nose… with the props mere inches away from clipping the mountainside and spectacularly wrecking everybody’s day.
It would have been amazing if he pulled this off one time.
He did it twice.
Nicolas Derely wrote on Facebook that he was skiing on Jan. 2 with his family and his son’s friend, Emmanuel De Bellavoine, when the latter began complaining of a knee injury.
Derely says it was a miracle that he had “four bars and 4G” in the middle of the Anterne Pass to call emergency services.
Opération de #Secours du #PGHM de Chamonix (74). Nos pilotes d'hélicoptères de la #Gendarmerie aiment aussi avoir le nez dans la poudreuse❄️????Une manœuvre de précision ????pour des images impressionnantes❗️#sportsdhivers #prudence https://t.co/fRN7GWBSVa
— Gendarmerie nationale (@Gendarmerie) January 8, 2019
The French mountain police got the job done there.