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    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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    You might need a specialist company for this. Try the BMC; they do specific cover for high altitude and remote areas.

    thebmc.co.uk/mod…spx

    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" 10th May 2011

    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" 10th May 2011

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    ThePasty

    Travel Insurance Web Used them all the time and you can manually add in … 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 … 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#expeditionI'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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