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radio

Another Good Reason Not to Go to the Mountains without Mark...

Mobile phone signal is not guaranteed all over the alps and it is therefore essential that your Guide is equipped with another means of communication.

cham rescue

Mark Seaton is a member of La Chamoniarde Rescue Service. Being a registered member of the French Mountain Guides associations means that he has the legal right to carry a radio allowing direct access to the Police Rescue Helicopter both in Chamonix, and throughout Switzerland and Northern Italy.

This service is extremely impressive. Providing the weather is suitable to fly, the helicopter response time is a matter of mere minutes.

These radio calls are direct and, unlike a phone call, there needs to be no verification because the dispatcher knows from the radio code who the Guide is and that the call is genuine.

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