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 […]

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 […]