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Abseiling Travel Insurance

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

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

The activity is available anywhere in the world where there are mountains or cliffs to climb.

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 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
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
Standard Excess* £100 £50 £35

*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.

This Travel Insurance policy for Abseiling is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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 so that you are fully covered. You can call us and we can go through the medical screening questions together over the phone if you prefer, 0800 047 5065.

If you have any other pre existing medical conditions not related to Abseiling, you will need to declare them when purchasing a policy.

If you do a quote online, please select Hazardous Activity Pack C.

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Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Common Injuries

Abseiling accidents and injuries can be very 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 due to the fact you are in continued contact with rocks and rough surfaces.

Knuckles Stress Fractures

Again another hand injury that is due to constant use of the 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 doing some stretching excercises.

If you are Abseiling down a mountain, it is important that you are aware of the risk of Avalanches so that you can prevent a serious or fatal injury. A prior knowledge of the warning signs of an Avalanche could help you avoid serious injury and keep you safe. These warnings can be different depending in which country you are Abseiling in. The Avalanche Warnings in Europe are graded differently than the Avalanche Warnings in the USA. It is important to check the warning levels of each Region or Country beforehand.

Abseiling Equipment

Before you start Abseiling, you should make sure the structure you will be descending is safe. Also, check your equipment thoroughly to ensure it is safe to use and that you have the correct equipment required. The most important piece of equipmenet is a Rope. Make sure you use the correct Abseiling techniques, and even if you do not use a harness, you will definitely need a good quality Climbing Rope.

Important Information

You must ensure that you are adequately supervised, that appropriate safety equipment (such as protective headwear, ropes and harness etc.) are used and worn at all times.

There is no Personal Liability cover with this policy, whilst taking part in Abseiling.

European and Worldwide Residents

World Nomads offers Travel Insurance if you are a Resident of another European or Worldwide country and you are planning to take part in Abseiling or as it is called in France, Rapelling which means 'to recall' or 'to pull through'.

You can also add High Value Items, such as Sports Gear (Abseiling Equipment, boots etc.), Technical Equipment and Cameras, and Personal Items, (climbing protective clothing).

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Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.


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