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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.

Evacuation only

  1. 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

Evacuation and medical

Or check this for what will work best:

Or: 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.