Redpoint pays up front for evacuations it organizes Climbing and trekking season in the Southern Hemisphere is ramping up, and with it, the likelihood that a client is going to need a rescue and/or a reimbursement. A comprehensive policy with Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance offers both, but it’s important to understand the difference.
‘It was like an angel coming down, it was amazing’ Two years after the Nepal earthquake, a Ripcord client and a Tusker Trail guide reflect on the fear of being stranded near Everest Base Camp after a 7.8 magnitude quake and an ensuing avalanche, and the salvation of a Russian helicopter coming through the parting […]
‘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 is my backup, they’re on speed dial’ As avalanche dangers rise to ‘extreme’ in the Pacific Northwest, and continue to pose risks to skiers and snowboarders in California and Colorado, experts are warning weekend mountaineers how to recognize avalanche dangers and protect themselves if they are caught. Doug Chabot is one of the country’s leading […]
Brisket, burgers or mansaf? A carnivore’s dilemma in Jordan While on assignment in Jordan, a member of the Redpoint operations team came across a pleasant surprise: authentic barbecued brisket in the nation’s capital. There were plenty of internationally recognized chain restaurants to be found in Amman, but the Redpoint security expert and former U.S. Marine […]