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lurking dave
11:34:16 AM

Any suggestions for companies that provide travel/climbing insurance to Europe?

11:41:30 AM
Welcome aboard Lurking Dave.

There were quite good suggestions about travel insurance previously.

Search on topic title with 'insurance' - there are 5 topics covering this
Dave C
12:26:25 PM
Another UKC exile makes it to Chockstone. Our takeover plans are on schedule then!

12:07:45 AM
yeh some of those old ones are now bad links.. anyone got some new ones.. i'm also looking for climbing/travel insurance to europe.. thanks in advance

9:08:51 AM do the medical component of travel insurance with no exlusions based on activity. I paid about $300 for 6 weeks cover.

1:23:19 PM
Covers climbing, very cheap:

Eduardo Slabofvic
3:04:00 PM
I joined the Austrian Alpine Club which comes with rescue insurance and medical cover, and also 1/2 price hut fees. French Alpine Club also offers the same thing. Other insurance needed to cover stuff like gear getting stolen from your car, etc.

9:20:07 AM
>> Covers climbing, very cheap:


This looks like a good deal, but have you or anyone you know had to claim on this insurance?
12:30:17 PM
good point. no use having insurance if you cant make a claim, or if the insurer is unable to pay it!

Insurer security ratings can be found through also need to note the policy is under German law.
Lurking Dave
1:54:25 PM
> Covers climbing, very cheap:

Looks good... only problem is that they keep referring to winter sports, which commonly means ski/boarding and excludes activities reliant upon "support ropes". I wanted to send them a mail to clarify... but can't see a link to send to.


3:02:08 PM
On 7/12/2005 Lurking Dave wrote:

>Looks good... only problem is that they keep referring to winter sports,
>which commonly means ski/boarding and excludes activities reliant upon
>"support ropes". I wanted to send them a mail to clarify... but can't
>see a link to send to.

If you click the "review policy" nav button on their site, then the "Hazardous Sports" link on the subsequent page, you get to a page that states that sports normally considered hazardous are covered.

However, they do have to come to the party when you claim!

3:04:22 PM
Their on-line purchase page is currently returning "This service has been temporarily disabled, please try again later." so that's not a good sign.

6:23:19 PM
On 7/12/2005 tnd wrote:

>However, they do have to come to the party when you claim!

True! I was covered on a recent trip, and all seemed fine, but I didn't have to claim. The actual policy that I got after paying seemed above board, with the actual cover coming via a european insurance co. I was quite confident all would be well.

3:58:36 PM

There is also five other topics relating to Travel Insurance for climbers. Just type 'insurance' into the
search function at the bottom of the main forum page.
4:08:10 PM
yeah sorry for starting a new thread, but didn't see this one, and the older stuff from 2004 refers to a bunch of sites that are no longer offering insurance, or urls are not right.

NZAC are no longer offering insurance. a couple other links were also dead. is no longer offering insurance. the austrian alpine club is sort of an option, but is limited to 6 weeks. insurance4backpackers doesn't actually specify roped climbing (just says 'hazardous sports) and is pretty damn expensive.

has anyone else seen anything else?

4:15:41 PM
The NZAC here in Oz is currently advising members to discuss personal climbing trips overseas with IHI - .
We've heard from a number of people (NZAC and non-members alike) who have taken policies with them for recent trips to Nepal and Antarctica, to name a few.

10:22:41 PM
Hmm thanks for the replies guys, ihi is bloody expensive if you're travelling for a while. Real shame that hostelworld/insurance4backpackers (i think they're the same) doesn't seem to be happening anymore as they were pretty cheap.
The alpine clubs seem like a viable option but it seem as though you have to have a European address and only be able to do 6 week trips at a time.. Is this the case with all clubs?
Anyone know of any other ones?

8:32:35 AM
If it's for climbing in Europe, I took out a policy last August with the French outdoor gear retailer Au Vieux Campeur, who also act as insurance brokers for outdoor pursuits in the Alps. I only paid 25 Euros for the "CONTRAT DE BASE", and it covered climbing and mountaineering as well in the Alps (medical, rescue, gear, etc). I used my Australian address, and it was all fine - the card I was issued said it expires in a year, but I'd check.

Here's the link if that helps (in French!).

Also, if you stay in alpine club huts, having an alpine club card means discounts on accomodation, and in some cases even food and drinks as I found out in the Italian Alps with my NZAC card.

1:57:12 AM
Hey you sure that insurance covered climbing romfrantic? i translated it and it mentions a number of sports but not climbing..
Also I was looking at BMC insurance which looks promising. You can pay an extra fee and waive the 93 day trip limit. You do however have to 'live' in the british isles. There's no specifics as to what live means. Anyone 'live' there that can assist praps?
9:03:31 PM
climbing and mountaineering are there

Escalade & Montagne

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