Satellite device and Ripcord come in very handy for skier hurt in the Caucasus

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‘We will not travel to remote areas without Ripcord again!’ When a German woman had a bad fall and seriously injured her knee while backcountry skiing in the Caucasus mountains, she was glad she had a Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance policy and a team member with a Garmin InReach two-way messaging satellite device. Prior to departure, […]

Ripcord-backed ‘Free-to-Run’ helps women hurt by conflict

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First female Afghan marathon finisher in home country As an accomplished ultra-runner and globetrotting human rights lawyer, Stephanie Case finds herself training in some pretty far flung places. One day in Afghanistan, a few years ago, while working at the U.N. compound in Kabul, she decided to hop a ride on a helicopter to log […]

Redpoint advises client hospitalized in Costa Rica

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Severe abdominal pain causes a scare A university employee and Redpoint client was working in Costa Rica when she felt severe abdominal pain. She went to a local clinic’s emergency room, where it was confirmed she was suffering from her chronic gastrointestinal disorder, possibly exacerbated by an infection. She was transported by ambulance to a […]

Avalanche expert and Ripcord client Doug Chabot talks snow slide dangers

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‘Ripcord is my backup, they’re on speed dial’ As avalanche dangers rise to ‘extreme’ in the Pacific Northwest, and continue to pose risks to skiers and snowboarders in California and Colorado, experts are warning weekend mountaineers how to recognize avalanche dangers and protect themselves if they are caught. Doug Chabot is one of the country’s leading […]