PHOTOS/VIDEO & BMC Advice: VOLCANO

by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Apr/2010
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Renowned photographer John Beatty has uploaded three stunning images of the recent Volcanic eruption in Iceland:

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+The second and most powerful Icelandic eruption at Eyjafjallajokull Glacier. , 222 kb
The second and most powerful Icelandic eruption at Eyjafjallajokull Glacier.
billywizz, Apr 2010
© John Beatty and Jon Magnusson

+Exploring the cooling lava fields. Eyjafjallajokull eruption April 2010, 96 kb
Exploring the cooling lava fields. Eyjafjallajokull eruption April 2010
billywizz, Apr 2010
© John Beatty

+Fire and lava erupting from Eyjafjallajokull Glacier, Iceland., 105 kb
Fire and lava erupting from Eyjafjallajokull Glacier, Iceland.
billywizz, Apr 2010
© John Beatty and Jon Magnusson

VIDEO: John Beatty on the Iceland Volcanic Eruption

Many climbers have had their climbing trips disrupted by the volcanic eruption. The BMC has issued a statement to inform all those climbers who hold BMC insurance.

From the BMC Website:

The following information and advice will help BMC insurance holders whose travels plans have been disrupted as a result of volcanic ash over Europe.

In all circumstances, BMC policy holders should first contact their tour operator / airline for guidance on their particular situation.

Useful information can be found on the following websites:
UK Civil Aviation Authority
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

It should be noted that, other than in a Medical Emergency, the BMC insurance claims department is not able to provide any form of assistance in terms of bringing passengers home who are currently overseas.

Fortis Insurance UK, the underwriters for BMC insurance, will be treating the volcanic ash incident as a bad weather event which means policy holders may be entitled to claim under the terms of their travel insurance policy.


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