A client’s climb is interrupted by heart problems, Ripcord reimburses $9K

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A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was at Everest Base Camp when he began to experience an abnormally fast heart rate. The client descended, but unfortunately, the lower altitude didn’t decrease his heart rate, so Redpoint medically evacuated him to a clinic in Kathmandu, where doctors diagnosed him with supraventricular tachycardia. He was treated in […]

Ripcord reimburses client $8K after chest infection cuts trekking trip short in Nepal

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A helicopter evacuation to Kathmandu A Ripcord client was trekking near Everest Base Camp when he began to feel severe headaches and nausea, to the extent that his tour leaders recommended descent. His symptoms did not improve at a lower elevation, he was unable to continue, and was evacuated via helicopter to Kathmandu. At the […]

Acute asthma interrupts climbing trip in Antarctica and South America. Ripcord reimburses $21K

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Asthma cancels Aconcagua climb A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was part of the way through a climbing trip that included two of the world’s Seven Summits, when a bout of acute asthma sent her home early. The 49-year-old was on an itinerary that included climbs of the Vinson Massif — Antarctica’s highest point — […]