/ Insurance required for Scottish winter trip?
I have a question which I'm sure many on here will know the answer to... I'm likely to be heading up to Scotland over the Easter weekend for some winter mountaineering... I've previously completed the PYB winter mountaineering course, and will be with more experienced people than myself on this trip... but should something happen whereby I needed the help of mountain rescue, for example, would I be liable for costs, and therefore do I need insurance to cover such an eventuality? Of course, I'm not planning on such an outcome, but just in case.
Thanks in advance for any advice provided.
No insurance needed for Scotland but from 2014 who knows? ;)
Alex got his referendum. Quite a while back.
The vote will be NO.
As those above have said, you won't be liable for costs I imagine they will appreciate any donations, have a good trip and stay safe.
Charges for MR for most territories across the world are a myth created by skiers who have been rescued within the bounds of commercial resort areas. Obviously there are huge variations around the world especially where the cost of rich people falling over far exceeds the ability of a poor country to pick up the tab.
Across northern Europe, people cannot afford to have anything other than free rescue at the point of use except in a tiny number of restricted commercial situations. Ambulance re-embursement is another issued entirely and is caused by the presence of an insurance market and not the other way round.
I am fed up of insurance salesmen coming on here trying to create a market.
> Alex got his referendum. Quite a while back.
> The vote will be NO.
Is that a prediction or a commandment?
I can't see the issue with asking people the question. Or, are referendums only allowed on issues that you, personally, approve of?
I wholeheartedly support the referendum, even though, were I still living in Scotland, I would probably vote no. Other members of my family, however, will be voting "yes".
But, the more I'm told I've no right to have a choice; whether it's David Cameron or Scott vzr who thinks I have no right even to have a say, the more I'd be tempted to vote "yes" - just to prove that you have no right to tell me how I should think and feel about my own country.
Aye, the 'bitter together' moaners have invaded the winter climbing forum. still 18 months to go troops.
Calm down dear, it should be obvious it was a tongue in cheek comment. I can't imagine anyone seriously thinks the position will change should Scotland become independent.
Dont be so silly Dave! Last time I looked it was the UK privatising the SAR choppers and Scottish Government supporting the MRTs.
Your first post eh? Well i think it sets the seen quite well:
1. Post a question
2. Receive a helpful answer
3. Watch the post get twisted into some completely off topic argument
There you have it mate. UKC in a nutshel!
Enjoy your trip. Things are freezing up nicely, hopefully the wind will have dropped by then!
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