U.S. State Dept’s yeti instructions In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reported seeing large footprints while scaling Mount Everest, and determined that they belonged to that legendary beast of the Himalayas, the yeti. It marked the beginning of an Abominable Snowman craze in the West. The British newspaper, The Daily Mail, established a […]
Tour operator says: If you have Ripcord, you’re in luck A Tennessee man and Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was preparing to leave on a flight to Argentina to go trekking and climbing in Patagonia. The itinerary traversed ice fields in the high Andes, with remarkable views of granite towers and cliff faces, and climbing […]
‘We wanted an insurance company with a reputation for working off the beaten path’ Tara and Jeff Requist have been to Greenland before, but this time around, it’s going to be different. “It was kind of a touristy thing the last time we were there,” Tara said. “This time, we were looking for something human-powered.” […]
A two-day drive to the airport An Arkansas couple was finishing up a safari in Cameroon and about to board their chartered flight to the capital, when the republic’s government grounded private aviation. That meant that the couple had to drive two days to reach the airport in Douala. Consequently, the couple missed their scheduled […]
Redpoint pays up front for evacuations it organizes Climbing and trekking season in the Southern Hemisphere is ramping up, and with it, the likelihood that a client is going to need a rescue and/or a reimbursement. A comprehensive policy with Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance offers both, but it’s important to understand the difference.