Check out World Nomads travel insurance plans when rock climbing. Be adequately covered if injuries or extreme weather issues strike.
Ready to conquer new heights? Literally? Aussie explorers have been attracted to rock climbing for centuries, and it’s easy to see why – rocky climbing ticks all the boxes; physical strength, mental focus, (nearly) untouched landscapes, and breathtaking views. Embarking on a rock climbing adventure can be an exhilarating experience, however, amidst the adrenaline rush and excitement, it's important not to forget to research travel insurance…just in case.
World Nomads offers coverage across two insurance policies (Standard and Explorer) for four different rock climbing activities:
Note: some of these activities require package upgrades or specific qualifications. For this reason, we recommend you refer to your Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) or contact us before purchasing a travel insurance policy. Please note: soloing/free soloing rock climbing is not covered.
If you’re looking for a location to climb between November and April, check out Krabi province in Thailand – the limestone cliffs have many routes for all skill levels. Keep in mind though, Thailand has some of the busiest airports in the world, and with that comes the possibility of lost baggage. Or even worse your rock climbing gear could go missing in transit or be snatched right under your eyes. If this happens our travel insurance may be able to help.
If you arrive at the airport and your baggage is delayed for more than 12 hours, both our Standard and Explorer plans offer cover for the cost of essential items (think jocks, socks, and a toothbrush). And if the unthinkable has happened and your baggage or climbing gear is lost or stolen, we may cover the original purchase price to replace the items.
Please note: sporting equipment that is checked-in is only covered where the carrier requires it be checked-in due to its size or weight.
It’s no secret that Aussies love a thrill-seeking adventure, and while Australia offers some of the best rock-climbing locations, there’s always an allure to travel abroad and discover new and challenging rock formations to scale. However, travelling overseas and hanging off cliff faces also presents risk. World Nomads could be your ticket to having fun, the safe way.
Here are some of the ways travel insurance could come in handy on your next overseas trip:
Cover for over 150 sports & adventure activities: Yosemite National Park is renowned as a world-class destination for rock climbing. And hiking. And kayaking. And cycling. World Nomads provides travel insurance for more than 150 activities, sports and experiences. While this list might seem exhaustive, it doesn’t cover everything. That’s why you shouldn’t take for granted that your preferred activities will be covered. You can’t upgrade your level of cover mid-way through your holiday, so do consider this wisely.
Cover for stolen gear: Travel insurance can help you continue to ‘rock on’ if someone decides they like your gear more than you do and steals it. Both the Standard and Explorer policies offer coverage for the cost of stolen belongings (up to policy limits).
Travel insurance is not designed to cover everything so understanding what’s not covered is important. There are several situations we can cover you for, but there are also some we just won’t cover.
These include, but are not limited to:
This is only a summary of coverage and does not include the full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of the policy. You should read your PDS in full, so you understand what is and isn’t covered. That way there won’t be any surprises if you need to use it. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Traveller tip: no one plans for a natural disaster, but unfortunately, they happen. If your whole trip or your rock climbing session is interrupted by a natural disaster and you’re forced to extend your stay, our travel insurance may cover the reasonable and necessary costs (up to policy limits).
Traveller tip: rock climbing can get gnarly, which is why doing your research into travel insurance could be a wise decision. Make sure you take the time to understand what you're signing up for, including what happens if you need to be plucked off a mountain or need a bit of patching up. Do your research, back the ropes, and conquer the world – one rock face at a time!
Traveller tip: if your climbing gear is stolen, it’s imperative you get on the front foot by reporting it to the authorities and obtaining a police report. After that, we ask that you contact our 24 hour Emergency Assistance Team right away, so they can help. Always keep copies or originals of any receipts in case you need to make a claim for stolen gear and valuables.
Travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families. Nobody wants to think about all the things that could go wrong on their trip, but these things can and do happen. So be prepared and get your travel insurance today.
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