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4:04:59 PM
Does anyone out there know of some travel insurance that covers rock climbing? None I have found cover it (unless you climb without ropes!!).

Thanks for any pointers,

4:15:51 PM
Do a search on these forums. This has been covered many times before....

4:15:55 PM
A quick scan of rock mag come up with Otherwise in case of accident 'oops I sprained my ankle walking' - worked for me!!!!!!
4:20:04 PM
Ahh yeah, good call. Sorry for the hassle.

4:40:35 PM
Yes Garrath and I understand that it was so bad you still managed to climb (given it was on the first day of your visit to Yosemite). Am I right?

5:58:58 PM
Moab, Utah. Deb still holds it against me! I did manage to hobble up a couple of short climbs in Yosemite

10:53:22 PM
hey andrew how's it going?

i went with foundry, the price for covering rock climbing is actually not much more than a regular policy or something you'd get through STA. i think it was $240 to cover the whole 35 days. sometimes people mention the insurance that the nz alpine club offers,but i'm pretty sure its the same policy, they go through torribles as well (i think the coverage limits might be a little different). going through them also means you have to pay extra for membership.

they sorted it out pretty quick to,i did it by email and heard back within a few days. still waiting for the mail-out but i've got the details i need.

i definitely reackon paying that little bit extra saves the hassles of having to bullshit and worry about not being covered if you end up in hospital.
Steve M
6:58:37 AM
Has anyone made a claim on this policy. I am heading over to thailand and am keen to be covered but am reluctant to get a policy from overseas. Seems like it could be endless hassles if you actually needed it.

I guess that could be better than having no chance with standard cover though.

9:59:07 AM
The way to go is with the New Zealand Alpine Club!....especially if you plan to take up climbing/mountaineering in NZ in future as well (club member deals)

Very comprehensive cover, anywhere in the world...

Cheers, and have fun you UNSWOC lot in Thailand!

12:21:48 PM
I would also recommend the NZ alpine club.
As I understand it, they locked in their policy before the price hikes.
I found that for for my last trip to Sth America they were almost half the cost of Foundry.
I'd suggest that the gap will be bigger the more extreme the activity and the worse the country you go to. The NZAC covers just the essentials.
Definately look it up and compare the prices.

1:43:08 PM
Shmalec, Am I reading your post right? Did you get insurance for an overseas trip through NZAC? I sussed it out a while ago but I'm pretty sure there was something that said you had to be an NZ resident or something.

Insurance aside, NZAC is well worth joining. If not for the hut discounts yada yada, then for the excellent magazines you get as part of the membership.

6:16:49 PM
On 13/12/2003 Andrew_M wrote:
>Shmalec, Am I reading your post right? Did you get insurance for an overseas
>trip through NZAC? I sussed it out a while ago but I'm pretty sure there
>was something that said you had to be an NZ resident or something.

Yes, for both NZ and Australian residents.

12:29:38 PM
Yep. As an australian resident you can still go through NZAC. They will cover you anywhere in the world for pretty much any activity short of suicide. You have to become a member though ~$90. Check out their web site and email their office to get all the details.

3:59:11 PM
Years ago when I went to the US for a climbing trip, we noticed that all the policies we checked out allowed Abseiling but not climbing. There was 3 of us in the crew and we thought we'd claim we were just abseiling should an accident happen, as surely one of us would have still been standing after any accident......mind you didnt need to test the theory thankfully.

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