PHOTOS/VIDEO & BMC Advice: VOLCANOby Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Apr/2010
This news story has been read 7,424 times
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.
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.
Over the hill? The wrong side of 40? Too many birthdays? Age is often used as an excuse to slow down and pursue less adventurous... Read more
British climbers Matt Burdekin and Tom Ripley have made the first ascent of a new line on the East Face of Aguja Bifida Sur... Read more
Tim Emmett and Slovenian climber Klemen Premrl have established a remarkable new line at Helmcken Falls in Canada, which the pair... Read more
The annual BMC International Winter Meet based from Glenmore Lodge was held last week bringing roughly 40 climbers from over 25... Read more
The BMC/MCofS Paraclimbing Series final round took place at the weekend with a fantastic turnout at Manchester Climbing Centre... Read more
The annual British Lead and Speed Championships and the final round of the BMC/MCofS Junior Lead Cup and the IFSC... Read more