If you plan a trip and participate in Via Ferrata, you should have Travel Insurance before leaving home.
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- Summary of Cover
- Via Ferrata
- Popular Locations for Via Ferrata
- Via Ferrata Equipment
- Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
Summary of Cover (per person)
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Emergency Medical and Repatriation*||£5,000,000||£5,000,000||£5,000,000|
|Search and Rescue*||£25,000||£50,000||£50,000|
|Cancellation or Curtailment*||-||£3,000||£7,500|
|Loss of Passport*||-||£300||£500|
|Missed Departure / Connection||-||£500||£500|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
Please read the Policy Wording for the complete list of Benefits.
Healix Insurance Services Ltd, on behalf of Hamilton Insurance DAC, arranges this Travel Insurance policy for Jade Stanley Ltd. Healix Insurance Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 5484190 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 437248. Hamilton Insurance DAC is registered in Ireland No. 484148, authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland, and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority in connection with their UK branch. Jade Stanley Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 03570857 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 306205.
A Via Ferrata is often the only way to reach certain places in the Alps, towering mountain peaks and access otherwise unreachable spots on rocky cliffs.
Its name is entirely appropriate; it consists of a hiking and climbing route of steel cables, iron rungs, ladders, pegs, bridges and carved steps already embedded in the mountains.
The beauty of a Via Ferrata is that it allows relatively inexperienced adventurers to access dramatic mountain peaks easily.
It is safer than regular Rock Climbing because the route is already set out, and all things to hang on to pegs, rungs, and ladders are already in place.
There is also no need to use sometimes complicated climbing equipment. Helmets, protective clothing and proper hiking boots are, in fact, essential, though.
Via Ferratas are generally not particularly long, neither in time nor distance. They range in time from one hour to a full day, but you will not find the need to spend the night in the mountains when doing a Via Ferrata.
However, that being said, there are certain regions where you have the option to piece several Via Ferratas together and overnight in a mountain cabin, which makes for a rather exhilarating trekking experience.
Popular Locations for Via Ferrata
Mount Mojstrovka in Slovenia is famous and one of the first mountains to have Via Ferrata. It is 2,322 metres high.
Via Ferratas are most often associated with the Dolomite Mountains in northern Italy, a part of the southern Alps.
This spectacular region with imposing mountain peaks was made more accessible during World War I by building these Via Ferrata, or iron roads. They were built to move troops.
There are over 1,000 Via Ferrata, the vast majority in Italy and Austria.
Even the UK has a few Via Ferrata routes; practising here is good before you head to the Alps.
- Honister Slate Mine, Lake District
- Penryn in Cornwall
- How Stean Gorge in Yorkshire
- The Grey Mare's Tale in Scotland
Via Ferrata Equipment
As mentioned above, the Via Ferrata is attractive because no fancy climbing gear is needed to do this.
The only necessary, essential equipment includes sturdy hiking boots, protective clothing and, most importantly, a safety helmet.
This is a stimulating, fun and rewarding activity, but only if you return to the bottom in one piece!
It is a challenging thing to do, after all. Therefore, always make sure that you wear those few pieces of gear.
Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
If you have pre-existing medical conditions and plan to participate in Via Ferrata, we can provide you with a policy.
Our provider (Adventures) can offer travel insurance, including Via Ferrata if you have a pre-existing medical condition.