Upon arrival at the helicopter landing base you will attend a safety briefing. During this briefing you will watch a video and will learn what you need to know to keep you safe during this exciting and dangerous adventure. It is very important that you adhere to all safety guidelines at all time, regardless of how eager or excited you may be! Please listen to your guide`s instruction intently and follow all directions at all time.
Sometimes things don’t go as smoothly as planned. Mountain weather is known for being unpredictable and can change drastically in a matter of seconds. If the weather at your chosen location is not stellar, a different and safer location may be available. It is always good to have an alternate location in mind in the case that this situation may arise.
Helicopters also have the obligation to answer emergency calls and therefore wedding schedules are always able to be kept. This can result in being on top of the mountain longer than expected. It’s best to be prepared for this satiation and you must bring both protective gear and hiking boots. It is also advisable to bring warm water & wind resistant clothing even on the hottest of days as the temperature on top of the mountain will be lower than on the ground.
The ceremony can be performed in a wedding gown and suit, however, during flight and flight loading all loose items must be secured. Veils must be packed away until arrival at ceremony locations and princesses beware: your hair will get blown by the helicopter – there’s no way to avoid it so please take appropriate measures.
There is also a risk of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is a pathological effect of high altitude on the human body caused by acute exposure to low air pressure. It commonly occurs above 8,000 feet. Symptoms include nausea, dizzies or light-headedness, pins & needles, shortness of breath, peripheral edema (swelling of hands, feet & face), drowsiness, and fatigue. To avoid this condition it is advisable to stay in the Rockies for a couple days before the wedding to get used to the altitude change, as well as drink lots of water and avoid alcohol & strenuous activity. If you begin to experience any of the above symptoms please advise your guide immediately.
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