All participants must be insured for helicopter rescue. Key things to look out for:
- Cover for travel to 4,300 m
- Cover for helicopter evacuation
- Cover for repatriation to your country for emergency treatment
- Check small print for “race” entry conditions.
Some suggested insurance options can be found below.
- The best evacuation only (no medical cover) and it is not an insurance plan but just a “plan” is our Global Rescue plan. You may read all about it here at http://www.
Evacuation and medical
- BUPA individual sports travel cover at http://www.
onlineglobalhealthinsurance.: Here is what they stated: BUPA views the competition/race they are doing as to high risk and they can deny the coverage on a group basis. However, individually they can apply and be covered under the policy as it is not excluded condition/activity. Simply put BUPA can and will insure people who participate on an individual basis, but they do not want this business on a mass/group level. So what this means is that the individual BUPA sports travel plan at http://www. com/short-term/sports- coverage.asp onlineglobalhealthinsurance.will work for you and your folks. com/short-term/sports- coverage.asp
Or check this for what will work best: http://www.onlineglobalhealthinsurance.com/trailrunningnepal/what-will-work-best.asp
http://www.snowcard.co.uk/ is a good company in the UK. Often your country’s mountaineering organisation (like BMC in the UK) will have an insurance scheme for members. Sometimes it is economic to become a member and take out the insurance.