Gary and Mallory are leaving in third place, and Gary picks Search. We get to see their first look at the Matterhorn, and then skip ahead to Jen and Kisha's helicopter, which is getting ready to set down. Once it does and they get out, Jen continues to be excited just to be here: "We are in the middle of the mountains!" she gushes. A guide hooks them to a rope and leads them to the crevasse, where Jen is hooked to the rope and Kisha starts cranking the rope to lower her down. Soon she can see the poor sucker jammed in below her, moving and everything. Okay, that would suck, but at least he's out of the wind.
Kent and Vyxsin take off in fourth place, and opt for Rescue. It's their first helicopter ride ever, too. "This is why they call it The Amazing Race," Kent sucks up as their chopper banks over the mountains. Soon the Globetrotters are in the air as well, headed for Rescue in last place and somehow not making any jokes about Flight Time's name. "Got more room right here than in an airplane," Big Easy marvels. Well, a helicopter only has to transport three or four people, whereas an airplane ten times the size has to carry several hundred times as many passengers.
Zev and Justin are digging in the snow, or rather Justin is, because Zev can't seem to figure out how to operate his collapsible snow shovel. Zev admits in a post-leg interview that they didn't know how to dig the body out. Gary and Mallory's helicopter passes overhead, and touches down nearby. They start their search, and the wind kicks up, with thick, horizontal ground-blizzards whipping past all of them constantly. But at least Gary and Mallory have honed in on their signal, so they start digging as well.
The Gothicopter lands, and Kent is already whining about the cold. In the background, Kisha has lowered Jen to the right depth. Jen interviews that it's all about communication, which tells us that the Goths are so going to rock this. But first, Jen clips the carabiner on the dude, and tells Kisha to crank her back up. Soon Vyxsin is lowering Kent into the crevasse, which is wise because he's both smaller and weaker than she is. He interviews, "Just think, you're stuck down in a crevice, and lo and behold, Kent and Vyxsin show up upon the scene, coming down into the hole to get you." "I'll just wait for the next rescue team, thank you very much," jokes Vyxsin, along with the rest of the world. By the way, in this post-leg interview she's looking like even more of a horror than usual, with giant pink pigtails as well as every facial piercing and blot of makeup she owns. So she took the time to tart herself up to eleven after this leg? Hmmm...