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Travel Insurance in Europe and Worldwide for trips where you will be participating in Hiking (between 2,000 and 6,000 metres altitude).
We can provide a 'one off' day for Hiking (between 2,000 and 6,000 metres altitude) or cover for your entire trip.
Mountain Recovery and Air Ambulance:
We provide cover for any necessary costs you incur from a specialist local rescue organisation for rescue and emergency transfer to a hospital in the event of an Accident whilst you are participating in Hiking (between 2,000 and 6,000 metres altitude). Mountain Recovery and Air Ambulance costs are covered for a period not exceeding 72 hours from the time in which assistance is first summoned.
Cover for Pre-Existing Medical Conditions:
The Adventure policy provides cover for a wide range of pre-existing medical condition(s), thus making sure the medical condition does not stop you from enjoying your trip.
Hiking is an activity that combines walking and camping and is a journey made on foot, often to remote areas that can not be accessed any other way. It is often undertaken with an adventure emphasis and may involve walking over mountainous or rough terrain.
Trekking is an activity which can be done in many regions across the world, but remains most popular in those areas that offer spectacular views, more challenging climbs or the chance to see wildlife.
Some popular countries to travel to go hiking include:
Trekking at high altitudes, between 2000 and 6000 meters can be an exhilarating experience but it is possible to sustain injury, thus it is important that you are properly covered with travel insurance before going on a trekking holiday.
When going on a trek, there will be a number of adverse conditions to navigate and negotiate. These can include traversing difficult terrain, suffering through adverse weather conditions and even encountering wild animals. For this reason, the injuries trekkers may be subject to can be varied.
When going trekking, dehydration and heat exhaustion are serious concerns. In order to counteract the possible effects of dehydration or exhaustion, it is important to keep yourself hydrated while trekking, with plenty of fluids. As well as this, wear protective clothing, including long sleeves and trousers to cover your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
However, do not make the mistake of over imbibing water, as this can lead to hyponatremia. This condition can lead to vomiting or even death. The amount of water you consume should therefore be dictated by your thirst.
As well as this, the change in altitude when trekking means that the air becomes thinner and oxygen becomes less available. These changes may have an adverse affect on your health.
High altitude sickness typically occurs at 2,400 metres. This could result in symptoms that resemble those associated with the flu or with a hangover. While it is impossible to determine beforehand who may suffer from high altitude sickness, it does not usually occur until 2,400 metres, so if you are trekking at levels below this height, it is not something you should have to take into consideration.
Trekking at high altitudes is not advisable if you suffer from a heart condition or high blood pressure, as the increased altitude puts added pressure on your heart, causing it to work harder and increase blood pressure. This can be too much of a strain if you already suffer from a heart condition.
Injuries that are common to trekkers include:
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