Aconcagua, take two. The ‘crazy grandma’ returns, and this time it’s personal

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Climbing for leukemia patient About nine months ago, we told you about a self-described “crazy grandma,” Ripcord client Lisa Walker, who is on a mission to climb the world’s seven highest summits. A triathlete and endurance runner and cyclist who regularly trains at altitude, Lisa was in excellent shape when she decided to take on […]

A client has to cancel Denali climb due to back injury. Ripcord reimburses $9.8K

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A ruptured disc kills a climb A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was training for a climb of Mt. Denali when he injured his back and soon found himself in chronic pain. The 28-year-old went to the hospital for tests, which revealed that he had suffered a herniated disc. His attempt at summiting North America’s […]

Ripcord reimburses client for medical expenses after foot injury in Germany

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River cruise from Prague to Berlin A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was in the middle of a river cruise through Central Europe, admiring the castles and historic synagogues of the Czech Republic and strolling along the cobblestone streets of Germany when she slipped and fell, injuring her foot. She was unable to walk on […]

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 […]

Redpoint dispatches medic to Mongolia to assist Ripcord client injured in a motorcycle crash

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‘Your services were excellent’ Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client Doug Clark was motorcycling on a dirt track in Mongolia when he crashed and injured his leg. There were no cuts, he still had feeling in his toes, but he was in severe pain. He and his guides thought it was likely he had suffered a […]