Climbing and Mountaineering Travel Insurance
When going away on a climbing and mountaineering holiday there is naturally a certain amount of risk involved. Taking out the correct travel insurance policy is vital.
While some climbing and mountaineering trips are relatively tame, heading off to the peak of Mt. Everest, for example, does offer a far greater element of risk. The time of year must also be taken into account – mountaineering in a snowy and ice-clad environment is obviously more dangerous.
There are many great destinations in which to enjoy the sport, like climbing in the Himalayas, ascending North Africa‘s highest peak, Toubkal, mountaineering among the volcanoes of Ecuador, Guatemala and Iceland, or exploring the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Climbers are quite literally spoiled for choice.
However, no matter how safe the destination, travel insurance cover is vital and varies depending on the length of the holiday and how many people are in the group. It is also essential that you advise your broker of the fact that you intend climbing mountains while on holiday to ensure adequate cover. If travelling for a period of two weeks or so, the Navigator Plus policies are the most suitable. However, those heading out to the mountains for an extended period can choose from the Standard and Backpacker policies. If you are just trekking, rather than actually climbing, the Silver and Gold policies will cover you to 4000 metres maximum altitude.
Anyone who goes away on climbing or mountaineering trips on a regular basis during the year will benefit from taking out an annual multi-trip package. For groups and families heading to the mountains together, a saving can be made by choosing a group travel insurance policy. Should you have any questions, please contact us for more information.