Photographer's Note

I have spend some days in mountains, as a member of the medical staff for a very famous ski alpinism race, called "Patrouille des Glaciers". This race links the mystique village of Zermatt, near the Matterhorn mountain (also called Cervin)with another famous ski station called Verbier. Is a long long race, about 58km over the glaciers and some important summits at 3700m and 3300m hight. They start at 22:00 and they ski all night and day.
There are about 4000 people in this race, and for this is necesary a huge military organisation to brings safer this race. There are a lot of control points, with medical assistance if it's necessary. In one of this post I was there.
We have arrive 3 days before the race to make some rescue exercices, and avalanche symulation.
In this picture I show you one of the mainly rescues that we have done. Not me, I'm just a simply doctor,...but in this moment I was the photographe of the team too.
It was a white day, as we call in mountain, cloudy and snowy day.
The blur that you can see in the picture, it's the snow that falls. The ambiance was great with all the wind produced by the helicopter, and all the noise of the turbins. But I think it was more adrenaline, for the victim and the doctor of the picture, flying away only linked by a cable to the helicopter.

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