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‘Das Horn’ goes behind the scenes of the Matterhorn rescue

For the aerial search and rescue team tasked with securing adventurers on the Matterhorn, which is almost 15,000 feet high, the conditions are dangerous, the heights frightening and the maneuvers difficult just part of another working day. The Horn, a new documentary series from Red Bull TV, introduces the viewers to the paramedics, pilots and rescue experts from Air Zermatt, who have been protecting skiers and climbers on the world-famous European mountain for more than 50 years. In six 45-minute episodes, the show accompanies members of the 75-person team through some of the more than 1,700 rescue operations it carries out annually. The Horn jumps back and forth between the team’s scenes in which an immobile skier is flown and a man is pulled nine stories down from a crevasse Summit. “You can’t be afraid,” says one pilot. “You will make a big mistake because of the fear.”

How to see the horn:

Streaming on Thursdays at 10 p.m. EDT from April 8 on Outside TV +, available on Dish, RedBox, the Roku Channel, Samsung TVPlus, Sling, Stirr, Xumo, Vizio WatchFree and the free Outside TV app.

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