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Title: travel insurance elbrus
Post by: everest7 on Nov 6 2009, 15:34
Hi
Im climbing Elbrus next year, but being from Uk Im struggling to get the necessary travel insurance as the uk govt advises against travel in this area.
Does anyone know of a company that insures for this area?
Title: Re: travel insurance elbrus
Post by: 7summits on Nov 6 2009, 18:09
Hi there, take a look at the  Travel insurance link (http://7summits.com/worldnomads-ihi-travel-insurance-promotional-discount-code.php) on the menu on the left.

They cover all places.
Check the altitude limit for your nationality as they differ, but you can request exemption, once you show it is non-technical and you will be above 4000m for just one day.

Cheers, Harry
Title: Re: travel insurance elbrus
Post by: Mike1 on Nov 8 2009, 03:32
As an American, coverage is only good up to 15,000 feet.  I think I will have to go as Thai and pay a weeee  bit more(ok A LOT), but nevertheless, that insurance is still good...
Title: Re: travel insurance elbrus
Post by: MoT on Nov 19 2009, 04:05
If you're from the Uk, try the BMC. They provide good cover. I used them for Elbrus in 2006 without hassle. They were happy to cover at that stage
Title: Re: travel insurance elbrus
Post by: everest7 on Nov 20 2009, 16:42
Thanks for that Harry
Will give them a go.

Checked with BMC but they will no longer cover Elbrus region until govt advice changes.