Ripcord reimburses for interrupted climb up Denali

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Policy saves thousands of dollars lost due to infection

A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was en route to the summit of Denali, for a memorable 28-day mountaineering trip with one of Ripcord’s climbing partners, when bad luck struck.

She came down with a severe respiratory infection at Camp 1, at about 7,800 feet in altitude, and that brought an end to her climb. Weeks of training and the bulk of a $10,000 climbing trip vanished into thin air.

Fortunately, she had purchased a comprehensive travel insurance policy with Ripcord, so she submitted her trip interruption claim. Ripcord reimbursed her for the cost of the days missed, plus the non-refundable portion of her rescheduled return trip: about $7,000 in all.

“Thanks so much for approving my claim,” she wrote in an email.  “I really appreciate having done business with you and will be recommending you to all of my friends.”

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.