Ripcord client rescued from Everest Base Camp due to chest infection

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Descent and medication not enough for pulmonary emergency A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client experienced a chest infection while climbing in the Himalayas and was rescued by Redpoint via helicopter to Kathmandu. The client was at Everest Base Camp when he began to experience supraventricular tachycardia, or an abnormally fast heart rate, due to a […]

Ripcord client is struck by lightning on Nepal trek. Redpoint evacuates her via helicopter

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Lightning bolt travels through hiking poles A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was struck by lightning while trekking near Makalu, Nepal, triggering a helicopter medical rescue to a hospital in Kathmandu. During an electrical storm, the client’s traveling group saw a bolt of lightning strike her near the right shoulder, and apparently travel through her […]