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Rock Climbing Travel Insurance

If you are planning a trip abroad and will be taking part in Rock Climbing (with Ropes &/or Guides or Bolted) up to 4,000 metres, it is very important that you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.

Unique to this policy, we cover Search and Rescue up to £50,000 in the event of an accident or injury whilst taking part in Rock Climbing up to 4,000 metres.


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

If you prefer to get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Medical Expenses £10,000,000 £100
Search & Rescue Cover £50,000 £500
Personal Liability £2,000,000 -
Personal Accident £5,000 -
Activity Equipment £1,000 £75
Delayed Activity Equipment £200 -
Activity Equipment Hire £300 -
Legal Expenses £25,000 -
Curtailment £2,000 £100


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Personal Possessions £2,000 £75
Delayed Possessions £200 -
Loss of Personal Money £300 £75
Loss of Travel Documents £1,000 £75
Cancellation £5,000 £100
Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Travel Delay £120 -
Abandonment £5,000 £100
End Supplier Failiure £2,500 -

Rock Climbing Travel Insurance is arranged through P J Hayman & Company Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 497103). Registered office: Stansted House, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX. Reg no. 2534965. Adventures Travel Insurance is underwritten by Antares Syndicate 1274 at Lloyd’s. Antares is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing is both a Recreational and Professional activity, done by various kinds of people. It can be done by pretty much anyone who is in decent physical shape and is not afraid of heights.

Professional Climbing is the realm of the very best climbers, who are sometimes sponsored by brands associated with Adventure Sports.

Other times, their job requires them to climb rocks, mountain slopes and other steep areas. Professional Climbers range from Soldiers and Firemen to Lumberjacks and Emergency Rescuers.

There are many varieties in Rock Climbing styles, ranging from Bouldering and Coasteering to Canyoning and Mountaineering to free solo climbing.

Rock Climbing Equipment

With the exception of Free Climbing and Rock Scrambling, Rock Climbing generally involves quite a lot of equipment.

Basic Rock Climbing gear includes a helmet, a harness, carabiners, ropes and cords, cams and slings, and quickdraws.

Climbing without safety equipment is extremely dangerous and is absolutely not recommended.

Always make sure that your gear is working test it beforehand and prepare yourself for a climb by getting in shape and by practicing in an indoor climbing facility.

Rock Climbing is an incredibly exciting, thrilling, rewarding and fun sport, but only if you make it back to the bottom safely !

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre existing medical conditions and you are planning to do some Rock Climbing whilst travelling abroad, we are able to provide you with a policy.


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

European and Worldwide Residents

World Nomads offers Travel Insurance if you are a Resident of a European or Worldwide country and you are planning to take part in Rock Climbing whilst on your trip.

This policy will also provide cover if you have already left your home country and will be Rock Climbing whilst on your trip.

You can also add High Value Items, such as Sports Gear, Technical Equipment and Cameras, and Personal Items.


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

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