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Glacier Walking Travel Insurance

Because of the unreliable conditions present on Glaciers, Glacier Walking should only be attempted with an experienced guide. This adventurous activity involves, as the name implies, walking across a Glacier, which essentially is an enormous piece of ice. This challenging activity is also highly rewarding, bringing walkers to places they cannot possibly access any…

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Because of the unreliable conditions present on Glaciers, Glacier Walking should only be attempted with an experienced guide. This adventurous activity involves, as the name implies, walking across a Glacier, which essentially is an enormous piece of ice. This challenging activity is also highly rewarding, bringing walkers to places they cannot possibly access any other way. The scenery is often times quite spectacular as well.

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To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

We provide cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and British Forces Posted Overseas.

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

Popular Areas for Glacier Walking

If you are travelling to an area such as New Zealand, where Glacier Walking is a viable sport, Glacier Walking can be an exciting and unique experience, which you may not get many chances to do. The difficulty of the sport can change constantly, due to the ever varying nature of the Glacier. The levels of exertion, length of the trip and risk of injury that can be incurred will all depend on the individual trip and experience, due to the changeable surface of the glacier.

Common Injuries

You should never attempt Glacier Walking without an authorised guide with you. Some of the common injuries that can be sustained as a result of Glacier Walking include:

  • Blisters
  • Broken bones
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Blisters
  • Dehydration
  • Sunburn
  • Hypothermia

Before embarking on a Glacier Walking trip, make sure you are fully equipped with the correct apparatus and clothing, including the correct shoes or boots.

Always listen to your Guide and follow any instructions you are given to ensure you have a safe and exciting experience.

Important Information

You must ensure that you are adequately supervised, that appropriate safety equipment is worn at all times and you do not participate in Glacier Walking for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.

This activity does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.

This Travel Insurance 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.


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