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.