Safeguarding the Aconcagua Climbing Season

Safeguarding the Aconcagua Climbing Season


Nestled amidst the Andes Mountains, Aconcagua stands tall as South America’s highest peak, drawing adventurers from around the globe. However, amid the allure of its towering heights lies the unpredictability of mountainous terrain and the potential for medical emergencies. In such challenging environments, Redpoint Travel Protection ensures the safety and well-being of its clients through swift and coordinated evacuation missions. Below is a brief overview highlighting a selection of the successful evacuations conducted during this climbing season on Aconcagua.

Evacuation 1: Plaza de Mulas Base Camp

In the shadow of Aconcagua’s soaring summit, Redpoint received word of a Ripcord client requiring medical attention at the Plaza de Mulas base camp. With urgency, Redpoint mobilized its partnered evacuation provider, diligently coordinating updates with the client while awaiting weather clearance for evacuation. Recognizing the importance of comprehensive care, Redpoint arranged a private transfer to a medical facility in Mendoza for a thorough assessment. Post-discharge, the Redpoint team remained vigilant, conducting follow-up checks to ensure the client’s continued well-being and recovery.

Evacuation 2: Assistance at High Altitudes

Another call for assistance echoed from Aconcagua’s Plaza de Mulas base camp, prompting Redpoint to once again activate its evacuation protocol. With unwavering dedication, the assistance team provided continuous updates to both the client and their concerned loved ones. Coordinating with park rangers, the team ensured seamless transportation to a medical facility for further evaluation and treatment. Post-evacuation, Redpoint maintained close contact, conducting multiple check-ins to monitor the client’s progress and offer ongoing support during their recovery journey.

Evacuation 3: Mobilizing for Assistance

Amidst the rugged terrain of Aconcagua’s Plaza Argentina camp, a Ripcord client faced a leg injury that rendered them unable to walk independently. Upon receiving the distress call, Redpoint swiftly sprang into action, orchestrating a seamless evacuation process. From coordinating ground logistics to arranging a private transfer for post-evacuation medical assessment, the assistance team left no stone unturned in ensuring the client’s safety and well-being. With unwavering support and continuous updates, Redpoint guided the client through the challenges, providing reassurance and assistance every step of the way.

In the vast expanse of Aconcagua’s wilderness, Redpoint Travel Protection shines as a beacon of support and security for adventurers facing medical emergencies. Through swift and coordinated evacuation missions, our assistance team ensures that our clients receive the comprehensive protection and assistance they need, even amidst the rugged terrain and unpredictable conditions of the mountains. As you embark on your next adventure, trust Redpoint to safeguard your journey for peace of mind. For a quote and to learn more about how Redpoint can protect your travels, click here.