Redpoint helps Ripcord client and family out of the wilds of Wyoming

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Threatened by a summer snowstorm A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client and his family were out on an eight-day backpacking trip through the Wind River Range of Wyoming, near Grand Teton National Park, when they ran into a problem: a late-summer snowstorm that threatened to keep them stranded on a mountainside with dwindling food supplies. […]

Ripcord rescues client by helicopter from 21,000 feet after Everest summit

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Evacuation after Everest summit A 59-year-old Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client had just summited Mt. Everest and was beginning his descent when he experienced severe back pain and dehydration. It was clear to his guides his injuries would prevent his safe decent through the Khumbu icefall back to Base Camp, so they called Redpoint for […]

Redpoint medically evacuates client with injured leg from trail to Everest

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A helicopter to 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 […]

Redpoint rescues climber from potential hypothermia on a rock face in Yosemite

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‘Their speed amazed us’ By Murray “Murf” Clark I’d like to thank Redpoint Resolutions. My family and I are very grateful for their recent rescue of my son from a situation that could have ended much differently without their skilled, professional efforts. The day after his 24th birthday, my son—with a 20-year-old climbing partner—attempted to […]

Ripcord medically evacuates client via helicopter in Namibia after bad fall from horse

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A helicopter and MRI, but no permanent injury Redpoint medically evacuated a Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client from a remote ranch in Namibia after she fell from a galloping horse. The 39-year-old was horseback riding on a ranch in the Otjozondjupa region of Namibia when she was ejected from the saddle. She hit the ground […]