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Abseiling Travel Insurance

Our policy for Abseiling covers those descending a Cliff Rock Face or other near-vertical surfaces by using a Double Rope coiled around the body and fixed at a higher point. It is essential to get Travel Insurance cover before you start your trip due to the nature of the risk of injury,  whilst taking part in Abseiling. Abseiling is similar to Rock Climbing and…

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Our policy for Abseiling covers those descending a Cliff Rock Face or other near-vertical surfaces by using a Double Rope coiled around the body and fixed at a higher point.

It is essential to get Travel Insurance cover before you start your trip due to the nature of the risk of injury,  whilst taking part in Abseiling.

Abseiling is similar to Rock Climbing and Mountaineering due to the equipment and skills required, although it is a controlled descent rather than a controlled ascent. 

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 / support@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover (per person)

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Property £1,000 £1,500 £4,000
Activity Equipment* £1,000 £1,500 £4,000
Laptop Cover £500 £500 £500
Gadget Cover** £1,000 £1,000 £1,000
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
End Supplier Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Overseas Return Quarantine Included Included Included
Standard Excess*** £100 £50 £35

*Activity Equipment is covered whilst in transit and storage only.

**Gadget Cover can be added to the quote page at an additional premium.

***Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the Policy Wording of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.

This Abseiling Travel Insurance policy is underwritten by Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited, registered in Gibraltar under number 87598, registered office at Level 3, Ocean Village Business Centre, 23 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar. The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission is licensed and regulated by the Financial Services Act 2019 of Gibraltar.

Common Injuries whilst Abseiling

Abseiling accidents and injuries can be serious, depending on where you are Abseiling and the level at which you are involved in this activity. If you are a Beginner, you should make sure there is always a Qualified Instructor with you at all times.

Finger Injuries

These are the most common injuries because your fingers are in continued contact with rocks and rough surfaces.

Knuckles Stress Fractures

Another hand injury is due to the constant use of your hands to climb. You should rest if the pain is more than you can take.

Tendonitis

You may experience aching elbows and shoulders, once again it is advised to rest or do some stretching exercises.

Avalanche Warnings

If you are Abseiling down a mountain during the Winter Season, you must be aware of the risk of Avalanches to prevent a serious or fatal injury.

Prior knowledge of the warning signs of an Avalanche could help you avoid serious injury and keep you safe.

These warnings can differ depending on which country you are Abseiling. The Avalanche Warnings in Europe have been graded differently than the Avalanche Warnings in the USA.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

If you have been Abseiling before and you may have had an injury or accident whilst taking part in Abseiling, you would need to declare this when purchasing a policy.

If you have any other pre-existing medical conditions, you will need to declare them as well.

When you get a quote online, please select Hazardous Activity Pack C.

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Please read the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our JS Travel Insurance policy for Abseiling can cover you provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all but essential travel to your destination.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation - when medically necessary, if you or anyone on this policy contracts COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Cancellation Cover - if you or anyone on this policy are unable to travel because you have contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
  • Curtailment Cover - if your trip is cut short if you or anyone on this policy becomes ill with Covid-19.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine - additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you or anyone on this policy are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.

European Resident or Already Travelled

Globelink International offers Single Trip and Annual Multi Trip policies if you live in another European country.

This policy will also cover you if you are already travelling and  Abseiling and need a policy that covers you for the rest of your trip.

After you have chosen your insurance option, you will be asked to add EXTRA OPTIONS.

Please make sure you select Hazardous Pursuits Category 3 so your cover is valid.

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Please read the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Useful Websites

Abseiling UK

Mountain Training

Beginner's Guide to Abseiling