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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.

 

Everest Medical Evacuation for Ripcord Client with Respiratory Infection

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helo evacuation from everest base camp
 
Climbing Mt. Everest is a life-long dream for many people, and its increase in popularity has led to much recent attention in the media. Not without risk, more and more people attempt to summit the mountain every year, and as part of their preparation, purchase medical evacuation coverage from Ripcord.
 

How Ripcord’s Medical Evacuation Helped

A climber recently found himself back at Camp 2 after being unable to summit. Having previously been treated for symptoms related to a respiratory tract infection, the infection was exacerbated during the climb resulting in severe symptoms requiring evacuation. His Sherpa team had to halt his attempt and take him down to an altitude where an evacuation would be feasible after recognizing his worsening condition.

Unable to walk or speak at the time, the evacuation got him off the mountain, treated at a local facility, and ultimately home where he continues to recover.

It is well worth noting that the popularity of high-risk activities often come because of groups that work tirelessly to train and prepare climbers to perform at the peak of their abilities. Despite the best training, being prepared for emergencies is critical and the reason most adventurers trust Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

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

Contact Ripcord today and ask about what medical evacuation covers, and any questions you have about buying medical evacuation insurance.

 

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.

Ripcord Reimburses $12,600 for Canceled Climb Due to Frostbite

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Aconcagua Mountain
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A Ripcord client experienced first-hand the benefits of travel insurance when his travel plans were interrupted for a planned trip to Argentina to climb Aconcagua. The mountain is the highest mountain in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres, and for many is the climb of a lifetime.

While on an unrelated ski trip in Antarctica, the same client suffered severe frostbite. His upcoming climb had to be canceled.

As a Ripcord client, he had elected to cover the full cost of his trip with our comprehensive travel insurance. When the trip was cancelled, he contacted Ripcord to file a claim and was reimbursed $12,600 – the full cost of his trip.

Contact Ripcord today to learn about our different types of travel insurance, the benefits of travel insurance and medical expense coverage, and any other questions about when to purchase travel insurance.

 

Contact Ripcord today to learn about our different types of travel insurance, the benefits of travel insurance and medical expense coverage, and any other questions about when to purchase travel insurance.

GET A QUOTE BEFORE YOUR NEXT TRIP.

 
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.

Ripcord Evacuates Climber via Helicopter from Camp 2 on Mount Everest

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A climber with Ripcord’s medical evacuation coverage was on Mt Everest when he severely injured his ankle an hour and a half climb above Camp 2. His guide assessed the injury, supplied him with medication, and determined he needed immediate medical attention and could not descend under his own power.

His guide contacted Redpoint via sat phone, who immediately launched a helicopter rescue. In the meantime, the client’s guide and Sherpa team managed to carry him to Camp 2, where they rendezvoused with the waiting helicopter.

Redpoint evacuated the client to a Kathmandu hospital.

Contact Ripcord to ask about our medical evacuation coverage, and for tips on buying medical evacuation insurance.

 

GET A QUOTE BEFORE YOUR NEXT TRIP.

 

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.