We strongly recommend the purchase of an insurance plan to protect you from the unexpected. Below you will find several insurance resources. We are not experts on travel insurance and therefore ask that you please consult the insurance company with any specific questions. Examples of coverage available for adventure travel are outlined below.
If you choose not to purchase insurance, you assume full responsibility for any expenses incurred in the event of a medical emergency and/or evacuation, as well as for trip cancellation, lost luggage, etc.
Type of Coverage
Medical, Rescue & Evacuation
Check your own medical policy to see what is covered, especially if you are traveling internationally.
If you are in remote areas, please note that emergency rescue & evacuation can be very expensive. We strongly urge you to consider rescue and evacuation insurance if your own policy does not provide the coverage needed. Services available may include, but are not limited to, helicopter evacuation, medical care, etc. Check policy for details.
American Alpine Club: You need to be a member to apply ($75). Several types of coverage available, including annual coverage, or per trip coverage. International and domestic coverage.
Find out more about AAC at:
Global Rescue: Good resource for rescue and evacuation insurance for international trips. Coverage available for trips involving high altitude and technical climbing.
You can purchase Global Rescue online at:
Travel Guard provides coverage for trip cancellation as well as medical, rescue and evacuation insurance. Ask your Travel Guard representative for the plan that covers high altitude and mountaineering activities (involving a rope, crampons and harness.) Depending on your state of residence, you may need to purchase an additional package to cover these activities.
You can purchase Travel Guard through Mountain Madness here.
Agent # 001572
General Travel and Trip Coverage
Travel Guard provides coverage to protect against trip cancellation, interruption, or delay due to unforeseeable sickness, injury or death of you or a family member. Coverage also includes trip cost default protection; lost, stolen or damaged luggage; and trip or baggage delay protection.
You can purchase Travel Guard through Mountain Madness by clicking here.
Agent # 001572