Alpine is the exclusive helicopter provider for mountain rescue work in Banff National Park and Kananaskis Country. Alpine is called upon by various governmental agencies to conduct mountain rescues primarily due to Alpine’s mountain flying expertise, skilled pilots and safety record.
Alpine utilizes the Bell 407 helicopter for mountain rescue missions as it is fast, has the ability to fly for a long duration of time with maximum fuel and has the ability to adapt to rapidly changing mountain conditions.
Alpine’s rescue pilots undergo a thorough evaluation and testing process to achieve Mountain Rescue certification through Parks Canada. They continue to train annually with Visitor Safety Specialists from three separate agencies in order to maintain a high skill level, as well as a strong working relationship. In addition, Alpine sends a delegate to attend the International Commission for Alpine Rescue conference each year to ensure that our operating procedures and techniques meet or exceed the highest standards set forth by the International Rescue community.
Check out Alpine in action on a live rescue in Banff National Park