Ripcord reimburses $51K after illness interrupts a climb in Nepal

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Severe abdominal pain prompts medical evacuation and shortened climb up Cho Oyu A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client and her husband were climbing Cho Oyu, on the Nepal-Tibet border, when she felt sharp pains in her abdomen. Her husband, a physician, suspected an inflamed gall bladder, provided her with anti-inflammatory medication, and advised against any […]

Redpoint dispatches medic to Mongolia to assist Ripcord client injured in a motorcycle crash

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‘Your services were excellent’ Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client Doug Clark was motorcycling on a dirt track in Mongolia when he crashed and injured his leg. There were no cuts, he still had feeling in his toes, but he was in severe pain. He and his guides thought it was likely he had suffered a […]

Ripcord rescues client by helicopter from 21,000 feet after Everest summit

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Evacuation after Everest summit A 59-year-old Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client had just summited Mt. Everest and was beginning his descent when he experienced severe back pain and dehydration. It was clear to his guides his injuries would prevent his safe decent through the Khumbu icefall back to Base Camp, so they called Redpoint for […]