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Mountaineering and Trekking Holiday Insurance
From Orienteering to Rock Scrambling, we offer excellent cover at competitive rates. Essential Travel provides reliable and fully comprehensive Mountaineering and Trekking Insurance you can trust. No matter how prepared you think you may be, when facing extreme conditions, make sure you are fully protected from the unexpected. Simply add extra cover to any of our our Single Trip, Annual Multi Trip and Backpacker trip types.
We cover some Mountaineering activities at no extra charge with our Grade 1 sports cover. However, you will need to add Grade 4 for high altitude Trekking and Rock Climbing to your policy.
What type of cover do I need?
View our comprehensive list of mountaineering and trekking sporting activities below that fall under Grades 1 to 4.
|Grade 1 Sports (no extra cost)||Grade 2 Sports||Grade 3 Sports||Grade 4 Sports|
|Fell Walking/Running (no climbing)||Rambling/Trekking (between 2,501 and 4,000 metres)||Abseiling||Trekking (between 4,001 metres and 6,000 metres)|
|Hiking (under 2,000 metres)||Via Ferrata|
|Mountain Biking (amateur)||Canyoning|
|Orienteering (no climbing)||Caving|
|Rambling/Trekking (up to 2,500 metres)||Gorge Walking|
|Rock Climbing (under 2,000 metres)|
|Rock Scrambling (under 4,000 metres)|
Cover level specific to your Sports Grade
|Sports Grade||Medical Excess||Personal Accident Limit||Personal Liability|
|Sports Grade 1||£75 - £125||£7500 - £30,000||£500,000 - £2 million*|
|Sports Grade 2||£300||reduced by 50%||Excluded|
|Sports Grade 3||£600||reduced by 50%||Excluded|
|Sports Grade 4||£600||reduced by 50%||Excluded|
*Please note that Fell Walking excludes cover for personal liability.
Our Mountaineering and Trekking sports cover requires you to take the necessary precautions including:
- Only engaging in these sporting activities on an incidental (occasional) basis
- Wearing all necessary and required safety gear
Got any questions regarding our levels of cover? Feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to talk you through our policies.
Add Extra Cover
You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.
Specialist cover can be added to your policy in minutes via our easy Online Medical Screening system.
If you want to play sport on holiday, make sure you do so safely by adding the correct sports grade to your policy.
100+ sports are covered at no extra cost on our policies!
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