Your guides also know when things are serious and evacuation by helicopter is the only option. This is done with the recognised rescue organisation, Kilimanjaro Search and Rescue (SAR).
This organisation works in partnership with Easy Travel (and other operators) and provides a helicopter rescues operation on Mount Kilimanjaro. SAR operate Airbus AS 350 B3 helicopters out of the nearby airport at Moshi.
The service involves mobilization of trained and experienced pilots, aircrew and rescue doctors who are all used to whatever situation might arise on the mountain. Response to any emergency call is swift. In conjunction with the actual rescue operation, SAR also operates a specialist medical facility, focussing on conditions caused by high altitude. Treatments is available 24/7, from the SAR medical teams.
To be eligible for the services offered by SAR, you must ensure that you have the necessary travel insurance. This must include cover for high-altitude trekking up to 6,000 meters.