Now that the long dark nights are drawing in, many climbers are planning winter trips to one of the popular warm weather rock climbing destinations such as the Spanish Costas, Turkey’s Antalya, and the North African hotspots of Morocco and Jordan’s Wadi Rum. Make sure you include adequate insurance on your packing list.
Once you have checked your ropes, rack, harness and rock boots for wear and tear you are ready to get packed. At this point it’s probably a good time to find the phone number for the local emergency services for your destination – check the Travel Advice section of the Foreign Office – and put it into your mobile phone memory. Accidents and injuries at overseas crags are rare amongst British climbers. However, if you are unfortunate enough to have an accident in your group, knowing how to call on the emergency services can save vital time and ease some of the inevitable stress. Once help is on the way call ACE Assistance via the emergency number on the back of your BMC Travel Insurance Card. The multi-lingual staff at ACE Assistance can help with ensuring the best medical care, guaranteeing hospital bills and arranging assisted transport back to your home country.
You can get a BMC Travel Insurance quote and arrange instant cover by phoning the BMC office on 0161 445 6111 or by logging on to www.thebmc.co.uk/insurance where there are premium discounts of 10% for purchasing insurance online.
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