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Back pain cancels Mt. Baker climb. Ripcord reimburses

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An intro to climbing worth $1,000 vanishes into thin air

A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client and her husband were preparing for a summer ascent of Mt. Baker, in Washington state, when she started feeling extreme pain in her lower back. She could not sit or stand without assistance. Her doctor diagnosed her with lumbopelvic dysfunction.

The climb they had planned was an introduction to mountaineering, teaching the essentials of glacier climbing, and required excellent physical fitness and agility. The client and her husband had to cancel, and forfeit $1,000 in non-refundable trip deposits.

As Ripcord comprehensive travel insurance clients they filed a trip cancellation claim and Ripcord reimbursed them in full.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines the best medevac and rescue insurance with travel insurance benefits such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost baggage, primary medical expense coverages, and more. Ripcord is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel risk security company owned and operated by special operations veterans and physicians.

Redpoint covers almost 10 million people worldwide and has evacuated clients from all seven continents.

Ripcord rides along with helicopter assets in Nepal

Posted on Posted in Medical Evacuation, Partner News, Security Extraction

From Pokhara to Annapurna

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines the best medevac and rescue insurance with travel insurance benefits such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost baggage, primary medical expense coverages, and more. Ripcord is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel risk security company owned and operated by special operations veterans and physicians.

Redpoint covers almost 10 million people worldwide and has evacuated clients from all seven continents.

Ripcord client rescued by helicopter from near Everest Base Camp

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Headaches and shortness of breath at 14,300 feet

Redpoint rescued by helicopter a Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client from near the base of Mt. Everest as he was suffering from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

The 50-year-old Australian was trekking along the trail to Everest Base Camp through Namche, and then Tengboche, but as he approached Dingboche at 4,360 meters (14,300 feet), he could not continue. He had been suffering from throbbing headaches, shortness of breath and other symptoms of AMS.

His group contacted Redpoint’s medical team and described the client’s condition. Because Ripcord covers emergent medical conditions even if they do not require hospitalization, which is common for high altitude sickness, Redpoint rapidly activated a helicopter rescue to transport the Ripcord client to Kathmandu.

He was treated at a clinic there, discharged, and plans to return home to Australia after a few days’ rest in a hotel.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines the best medevac and rescue insurance with travel insurance benefits such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost baggage, primary medical expense coverages, and more. Ripcord is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel risk security company owned and operated by special operations veterans and physicians.

Redpoint covers almost 10 million people worldwide and has evacuated clients from all seven continents.

Ripcord reimburses $8K for climber’s medical bills, trip interruption and flight home

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Mountain sickness on Aconcagua

A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was climbing Mt. Aconcagua, the tallest peak outside the Himalayas, when he experienced symptoms of altitude sickness and could not continue on the expedition. He had to be medically evacuated via helicopter off of the mountain.

At the hospital in nearby Mendoza, Argentina, he underwent x-rays and other tests resulting in a diagnosis of acute mountain sickness. Ultimately, he was discharged, but had to spend two additional days in Mendoza hotels before he was ready to fly home to California on re-booked airline tickets.

He also lost thousands of dollars in lost climbing days. As a Ripcord comprehensive travel insurance policyholder, he filed a claim for the trip interruption, medical costs, hotel bills, and new flights home. Ripcord reimbursed him $7,928.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines the best medevac and rescue insurance with travel insurance benefits such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost baggage, primary medical expense coverages, and more. Ripcord is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel risk security company owned and operated by special operations veterans and physicians.

Redpoint covers almost 10 million people worldwide and has evacuated clients from all seven continents.

Ripcord reimburses $19K for canceled Antarctica trip

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Reaction to prescription medicine cancels cruise

A Texas couple, both Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance clients, were preparing to take an 11-day cruise in Antarctic seas when the wife began to feel sick. When she visited her doctor she learned that she was experiencing complications with her prescribed medications and would need to rest. She would not be able to take the trip, the doctor said, and her husband would need to take care of her.

The fallout: $18,800 in lost cruise deposits and another $600 in non-refundable airfare.

As comprehensive travel insurance policyholders with Ripcord, they submitted a claim and Ripcord reimbursed them $19,400.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines the best medevac and rescue insurance with travel insurance benefits such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost baggage, primary medical expense coverages, and more. Ripcord is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel risk security company owned and operated by special operations veterans and physicians.

Redpoint covers almost 10 million people worldwide and has evacuated clients from all seven continents.