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Topic - Insurance for Pakistan 8000ers

Topper Harley - on 21 Mar 2014

Does anyone have recent experience of getting insurance for Broad Peak or K2?

I think the BMC insures them, but they are kind of expensive. IHI Bupa who were a lot cheaper used to, but have now stopped insuring mountaineering. Several companies like Dogtag won't insure at all because the Foreign Office currently advises against all but essential travel to the area.

I had considered using Global Rescue + some kind of regular travel insurance, but I notice that they have some pretty important small print, like unless you end up an inpatient in a hospital then they won't pay for anything, and you have to contact them in advance and rely on them to organise a helicopter or whatever if necessary. If you are incapacitated (not unlikely if you are in a situation where you need a rescue) and someone with you arranges a rescue without consulting them first, then they won't pay.
Anyone have experience of using Global Rescue?
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