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Redpoint Recommends Specialist for Client Abroad

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Redpoint Recommends Specialist for Client Abroad

A Ripcord client injured his back in Paris, days before he was due to continue his travels on to Spain. He contacted Redpoint’s medical team looking for recommendations for a chiropractor that would be able to see him before he left France.

Redpoint recommended two specialists that would be available to see him, and both located within a 30-minute drive from his hotel.

Injuries happen no matter how far from home you are. Redpoint’s team of medical professionals are available 24/7 to provide medical assistance, advisory services, and recommendations for local facilities that can result in immediate medical care that enables travelers to continue with their travels.

 

Contact Ripcord today to learn more about our medical evacuation coverage, travel insurance coverage, search and rescue, and the ways we can insure your adventures for the unexpected.

 

DID YOU KNOW? Ripcord’s coverage far exceeds that of most travel insurance and medical evacuation coverage, including benefits for search and rescue.

 

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel security risk company.

 

Owned and operated by physicians and special operations veterans.

 

Redpoint Provides Mid-Trip Medical Consultation

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Redpoint Provides Mid-Trip Medical Consultation

A climber in Bolivia contacted Redpoint for medical consultation after climbing for two weeks and developing symptoms that could indicate altitude related illness.

Reaching altitudes as high as 20k, he descended to a safer elevation to seek the advice of Redpoint’s team of medical professionals after discovering he had chills, muscle aches, dry mouth, and digestive issues. He was concerned that his symptoms could be an indicator of a larger issue and was hesitant to continue his planned climbs should his condition worsen.

Redpoint’s medical team reviewed his symptoms and advised him to seek additional tests at a nearby hospital in La Paz.

Within an hour of calling Redpoint, the climber’s fever broke, and he began to feel better. He opted out of further medical attention and continued his climb without issue.

Many people are aware of the value of Ripcord’s evacuation services, but as Ripcord members, travelers have access to 24/7 live medical and security consultation. Often, these services can help travelers decide on the best course of action while away from home and ensure that valuable trip days are not lost.


Contact Ripcord today to learn more about our medical evacuation coverage, travel insurance coverage, search and rescue, and the ways we can insure your adventures for the unexpected.

 

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel security risk company.
Owned and operated by physicians and special operations veterans.

Safari Canceled due to Military Commitments – Redpoint reimburses full travel costs

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Safari Canceled due to Military Commitments – Redpoint Reimburses Full Travel Costs

Unforeseen events that cause trip cancellation can come at any time, and for many reasons. One recent Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client had a safari booked in Africa this summer, when his military commitments arose, forcing him to cancel his trip. As he had opted to insure his trip with Ripcord, he was reimbursed over $3k; the full price of his travels.

Don’t let the unexpected keep you from your travels. When you insure your trips with Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance, you can rest assured that when your plans must be cancelled, your investment is safe.


Contact Ripcord today to learn more about our medical evacuation coverage, travel insurance coverage, search and rescue, and the ways we can insure your adventures for the unexpected.

 

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel security risk company.
Owned and operated by physicians and special operations veterans.

Evacuation for Ripcord Client from Everest due to Frostbite

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Redpoint was contacted by partners at Climbing the Seven Summits when one of their climbers was found to be suffering from grade 2 frostbite to one hand and foot after a successful summit the day before.

As a Ripcord client who had purchased medical evacuation coverage, Redpoint arranged a helicopter to transport him from Camp 2 to a treatment facility in Kathmandu where every step of his treatment and flight home was overseen by Redpoint’s team of experts.

“Taking the advice of CTSS regarding Ripcord Insurance was a very smart decision definitely obvious in the moment of need.  Within hours of descending from the summit of Everest with foot and hand frostbite the guides insisted no more walking and that a helicopter evacuation would be scheduled from camp 2. In under two hours, necessary approval complete I was on my way to a Kathmandu hospital where everything was seamless; no questions asked, just treatment. 

Ripcord {was} even aware of the lack of the complete treatment series and worked diligently to source the drug from anywhere possible. This entire insurance experience was totally new and should be a lesson from which US healthcare providers could learn from!”

-7 Summits Summiteer & Everest Summiteer, Wayne Morris


Many expedition groups and mountain guides partner with Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance after seeing firsthand the lifesaving value of medical evacuation and search & rescue coverage.

If you or your organization would like to discuss partnering with Ripcord, please contact us today to get started.

 

DID YOU KNOW? Ripcord’s coverage far exceeds that of most travel insurance and medical evacuation coverage, including benefits for search and rescue.

 


Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel security risk company.

Owned and operated by physicians and special operations veterans.

Medical Evacuation for Ripcord Client from Everest due to Severe Frostbite

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Redpoint evacuated a forty-year-old climber from Everest base camp due to possible frostbite in his right foot. While not uncommon in severe colder climates, without immediate attention frostbite in a location as extreme as Everest can quickly turn dire and permanent tissue damage or loss can occur.

The Benefits of Ripcord’s Medical Evacuation and Travel Insurance

After the climber’s mountain guides notified the Everest base camp triage doctor, he contacted Ripcord to request an evacuation. As a Ripcord client with medical evacuation and rescue coverage, Redpoint arranged a hospital to pick up the climber from Camp 2, at no cost to him, and transport the Ripcord client to a medical facility in Kathmandu where he was treated and ultimately released.

Contact Ripcord today to learn more about our medical evacuation coverage, travel insurance coverage, search and rescue, and the ways we can insure your adventures for the unexpected.

 

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel security risk company.
Owned and operated by physicians and special operations veterans.