Redpoint evacuates Ripcord client struck with snow blindness in Himalayas

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‘Your operations team was ahead of the game’ A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client, Kevin Boyd, was trekking toward Mera Peak, in the Mt. Everest region, when he began to experience the painful symptoms of snow blindness. Redpoint staff dispatched a helicopter to evacuate him from the village of Khare, at about 15,000 feet, and […]

Ripcord reimburses $51K after illness interrupts a climb in Nepal

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Severe abdominal pain prompts medical evacuation and shortened climb up Cho Oyu A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client and her husband were climbing Cho Oyu, on the Nepal-Tibet border, when she felt sharp pains in her abdomen. Her husband, a physician, suspected an inflamed gall bladder, provided her with anti-inflammatory medication, and advised against any […]

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 […]