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 […]

Redpoint medically evacuates client with injured leg from trail to Everest

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A helicopter to Dingboche A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was trekking in Dingboche, Nepal, when he injured his right leg and could not continue. His guides suspected he sustained a fractured ankle, and contacted Redpoint Operations. Redpoint’s medical staff conducted an assessment of the client over the phone and determined a medical evacuation was […]

Redpoint medically evacuates Ripcord client from Himalayan trek

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Extreme dehydration on route to Everest A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was trekking along the trail toward Everest Base Camp when he felt weak and nauseated and could no longer stay on his feet. The 64-year-old was exhibiting signs of Acute Mountain Sickness and became dangerously dehydrated. He was placed on oxygen, was too […]