Redpoint medically evacuates client with injured leg from trail to Everest

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A helicopter to Dingboche

The client is helped into the helicopter in Dingboche

A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was trekking in Dingboche, Nepal, when he injured his right leg and could not continue. His guides suspected he sustained a fractured ankle, and contacted Redpoint Operations.

Redpoint’s medical staff conducted an assessment of the client over the phone and determined a medical evacuation was necessary. Redpoint deployed a helicopter to retrieve the 63-year-old client at his location, about 14,500 feet in altitude, and brought him to a clinic in Kathmandu for evaluation.

X-rays revealed no fracture, and local doctors diagnosed a soft tissue injury. The client was discharged from the hospital and recuperated at a nearby hotel before his flight home.

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.