NRA calls Ripcord ‘lifeline to outdoor adventurers’

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‘Perfect for traveling deep into remote lands’   Outdoorsmen know the risk of a medical emergency in a remote location. Here’s the NRA’s recommendation on keeping safe.  Jason Brown writes on the NRA blog:   “You’re trekking through a craggy ravine, deep in the rocky expanses of a dried-up riverbed. Scrambling from boulder to boulder, […]

Ripcord client rescued by helicopter from Everest

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‘Redpoint provided top-notch care, and allowed me to sleep,’ the mother said Two young women, both Ripcord Rescue Travel InsuranceTM clients, were hiking to Everest Base Camp when one of the friends began to experience altitude sickness. She felt dizzy, developed pulmonary symptoms including a productive cough and a burning sensation in her lungs, and eventually […]

Redpoint rescues client via helicopter after he was kicked by a horse

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Fractures to the tibia and kneecap One of Redpoint’s Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ clients was at a remote camp by the Mountain Creek in Wyoming, when a wandering grizzly bear spooked one of the horses in his group. The spooked horse, in its frenzy, kicked the client in the leg. The client had significant swelling and […]

Ripcord rescues client by helicopter from K2

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‘Within a couple of hours a chopper was dispatched to my isolated area’ An Australian mountaineer and Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ client was on K2, the second-highest peak in the world, on the China-Pakistan border, when he fell and sustained injuries that prevented him from walking on his own. He immediately messaged Redpoint’s 24/7 operations […]