How do the insurance providers define mountain climbing or mountaineering?

Short Answer

Mountaineering is generally defined as mountain climbing where ropes or guides are normally used. Additionally, some providers  consider you to be mountaineering if you are hiking or trekking above a certain amount of meters, for example 7,000 meters or more.


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Generally, providers define mountaineering as mountain climbing where ropes or guides are normally used. Additionally, some providers will consider you to be mountaineering if you are hiking or trekking above a certain amount of meters.

Mountaineering is generally excluded from coverage, but can be covered with the Hazardous Sports upgrade.

This information can vary based on the travel insurance policy. Please review the policy certificate to verify coverage. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available 24/7 and are delighted to help!

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Kelly Calkins
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