You check the carabiners one last time. Chalk your hands up. Look up at the monster of a mountain that is before you. You tell yourself, “You can do this.” A confident calm takes over your motions, and you find your first hand grips. And then you place your feet. And you keep going. Every reach, every leg boost, gets you one more step closer to the top. The limit. The spot you have been aiming for. You know that when you stand at the summit and take in the view, it will all be worth it.
Maybe your climbing experience is not quite that intense, but insurance is still a good idea. Did you know that your domestic medical insurance most likely will not follow you abroad? That means on your upcoming trip, you might be without insurance in the event of a rock climbing accident. But, do not worry! HCC Medical Insurance Services (HCCMIS) offers Atlas Travel® Insurance that covers rock climbing accidents.
While many insurance companies charge extra to cover extreme sports, Atlas Travel insurance includes coverage for rock climbing injuries that occur while abroad at no additional charge. We offer several different Atlas Travel plans depending on your destination for rock climbing and how many are in your group. Atlas America® is designed for those whose travel includes the U.S. or Canada. If you are traveling outside of the U.S., we have Atlas International® insurance. Traveling with a group? If you have 5 or more in your group, you should check out Atlas Group® for a discounted rate!
Most modern climbers use a style referred to as Free Climbing, which requires strength, but also relies on equipment as protection. Rock climbing for beginners can get confusing because there are many types of rock climbing styles. Check out this list of different rock climbing styles used around the world!
Atlas Travel insurance offer some great coverage that rock climbers like you might be interested in including:
At HCCMIS, we understand the stress of planning a trip, which is why we offer 24/7 customer service that can help you find the right plan or answer any questions you may have about an existing plan. We also offer a number of travel assistance services that you might find helpful: pre-trip destination information, emergency cash transfers, medical monitoring, assistance in replacing passports and other travel documents, and many more! You can learn more about these and our other services by visiting our Customer Services page!
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HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC (HCCMIS) is a service company that is a subsidiary of HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. HCCMIS is regulated by the State of Indiana in our capacity as Third Party Administrator. HCCMIS has authority to enter into contracts of insurance on behalf of the Lloyd's underwriting members of Lloyd's Syndicate 4141, which is managed by HCC Underwriting Agency Ltd.