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 tallest peak had to be scrapped.

As a result, he had to forfeit about $8,800 in trip deposits with the climbing outfitter, and about $1,000 in non-refundable airfare and accommodations. As a comprehensive travel insurance policyholder with Ripcord, he submitted a claim and Ripcord reimbursed him the full amount.

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.