Climbing & Mountaineering Travel Insurance

Climbing and Mountaineering Travel Insurance for those of us who love to chuck a backpack on, strap the boots up and explore the great nature we’re graced with.  At Dogtag we can help with that enjoyment by providing travel insurance cover designed for the climbing and mountaineering enthusiast. So you can  head out and do what you enjoy best, with the security of having a travel insurance policy that is suitable for your specific needs.

Some of the cover available to you:

  • 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance
  • Up to £10 million medical expenses including bringing you home if it is medically necessary or essential
  • Cancellation cover
  • Cover for your personal belongings
  • Worldwide, European and UK cover, provided you do not travel against the FCDO* advice

Why do I need Travel Insurance that covers Climbing and Mountaineering?

It goes without saying that any type of climbing and mountaineering has more risk involved than sitting round the pool with a cocktail in hand. Therefore, specific travel insurance cover levels enable climbers and mountaineers to have additional cover to ensure their adventures are protected, compared to the cover on generic travel insurance policies.

What am I covered for under Climbing and Mountaineering Travel Insurance?

As mentioned above, the policies DOGTAG offer cover for what you would expect from your generic travel insurance policy such as Cancellation and Emergency Medical expenses. And we would always suggest that you make sure to purchase a policy that has the right level of cancellation cover for the trip you have paid for – especially as some of these can be expensive! But the added bonus with this type of policy is that you will also be covered for the specific type of Climbing or Mountaineering you’ll be doing.

Of course, as we’d all expect, there are some stipulations such as the use of correct equipment such as ropes and belays; climbing without the use of such safety equipment (Free climbing or Free mountaineering) is an Excluded activity and we do not cover it. Likewise, Solo mountaineering, in other words, climbing on your own is excluded.

Can I get cover for my group under Climbing and Mountaineering Travel Insurance?

Now we’re aware that a lot of the time it’s likely you’re going on trips and adventures with a friend or with multiple friends in a group. We know that, and we’d do the same, so DOGTAG policies enable you have group policies where you can all be covered under one policy. Which also results in the same level of cover all under one policy. It’s as simple as doing up your Salomon Quicklaces!

Which is the best travel insurance cover for the Climbing and Mountaineering you’ll be doing?

Now the all-important part of knowing what level of cover you need, and it’s the same general basis as the higher you climb the harder it gets. So, the higher you climb the higher the risk involved, and in the same vein the higher you climb the higher level of insurance cover you’ll need.

Nothing is simpler than a quick few bullet points to outline what cover you need for the trip you’ll take part in and the altitude you’ll be climbing/mountaineering:

  • Climbing wall only = Sport Pack
  • Climbing or Mountaineering up to 2,000m = Sport+ Pack
  • Climbing or Mountaineering up to 3,000m = Extreme Pack
  • Climbing or Mountaineering up to 4,000m = Extreme+ Pack
  • Climbing or Mountaineering up to 6,000m = Super Extreme Pack
  • Climbing or Mountaineering over 6,000m – contact to discuss with us

And for those daring and brave enough to attempt Kilimanjaro, Everest and those types of top level Climbing, Mountaineering and Trekking.. we take our hats off to you.. and you also have specific cover under the Super Extreme Pack.

So, let’s do this, let’s get you pointed in the right direction for the level of cover you need so you can get those thermals ordered, and your carabiners and ropes packed. While we can’t tell you which policy to choose, we can take all of your Climbing or Mountaineering trip requirements from you to help find the most compatible one. If you need further clarification then we’re happy to run through your details and highlight the policy that covers all your needs.

*Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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ƗPlease note, DOGTAG ‘s online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices. This is discounted from our core policy price before you add any additional cost of optional extensions or additional medical premium.