Redpoint Evacuates Client from Everest Base Camp

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Redpoint Evacuates Client from Everest Base Camp Redpoint received a call from an attending doctor at the ER clinic at Everest Base Camp, indicating that a Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was experiencing severe abdominal pain, lethargy, and nausea. Despite having started her trek several days before in good health, her pain escalated rapidly, and […]

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 […]

Redpoint helps Ripcord client and family out of the wilds of Wyoming

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Threatened by a summer snowstorm A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client and his family were out on an eight-day backpacking trip through the Wind River Range of Wyoming, near Grand Teton National Park, when they ran into a problem: a late-summer snowstorm that threatened to keep them stranded on a mountainside with dwindling food supplies. […]

Ripcord rescues client by helicopter from 21,000 feet after Everest summit

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Evacuation after Everest summit A 59-year-old Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client had just summited Mt. Everest and was beginning his descent when he experienced severe back pain and dehydration. It was clear to his guides his injuries would prevent his safe decent through the Khumbu icefall back to Base Camp, so they called Redpoint for […]