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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
Hi,

I've never had to sort out my own travel insurance before, and it's not a straight forward one. I'm climbing Kilimanjaro, and before I go the charity need to see proof that my insurance covers trekking up to 6,000 meters, and medical repatriation (incl. helicopter rescue). I'm just looking for a ball park figure at the moment, but no price comparison sites that I've seen will let me add these premiums in, or am I missing something? Am I going to have to ring round? If so, where is my best bet?

Thanks,
Ed
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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
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You might need a specialist company for this. Try the BMC; they do specific cover for high altitude and remote areas.

http://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Policies.aspx#expedition

I've used them in the past and they were very helpful. I don't think you should have any problems finding insurance for Kilimanjaro, but you might need to do a bit more searching to find what you need.

edit: in fact their "Trek" policy (up to 6500m) specifically lists Kilimanjaro as included (with a couple of exceptions so you might need to check the route you are taking), so that might be worth bearing in mind.

Edited By: studentessa on May 10, 2011 11:15
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Travel Insurance Web

Used them all the time and you can manually add in endorsements like high altitude walking, rock climbing etc as indiviual items rather then as a group with 90% stuff you wont do. Annual holiday insurance for whole world with everything endorsed apart from ski package cost £60 for me.

Go through quidco as well.

Edited By: ThePasty on May 10, 2011 13:28
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Travel Insurance Web

Used them all the time and you can manually add in endorsements like high altitude walking, rock climbing etc as indiviual items rather then as a group with 90% stuff you wont do. Annual holiday insurance for whole world with everything endorsed apart from ski package cost £60 for me.

Go through quidco as well.


That looks good to me. Cheap and cheerful. Around £25 for the insurance, including High Altitude Trekking and Safari (having a mini holiday after).
studentessa
You might need a specialist company for this. Try the BMC; they do specific cover for high altitude and remote areas.

http://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Policies.aspx#expedition

I've used them in the past and they were very helpful. I don't think you should have any problems finding insurance for Kilimanjaro, but you might need to do a bit more searching to find what you need.

edit: in fact their "Trek" policy (up to 6500m) specifically lists Kilimanjaro as included (with a couple of exceptions so you might need to check the route you are taking), so that might be worth bearing in mind.


Cheers for that. Probably better, but pretty costly - especially as I'm not a member. Thanks anyway.

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