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deep water soloing travel insurance?

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 climbingnoob 27 Nov 2022

Hi,

Does anyone know if any insurance companies cover deep water soloing? I wanted to try this in thailand but can't find any policies where it is covered.

Thanks. 

 ablackett 27 Nov 2022
In reply to climbingnoob:

BMC - Rock insurance look like it covers it.

 Jakewilson89 28 Nov 2022
In reply to climbingnoob:

Yeah BMC is the best bet. I balked at the cost a few years ago and rang round a few of the cheaper travel insurers that covered climbing, but none of them could cover DWS when it was explained to them. 

 Cobra_Head 28 Nov 2022
In reply to climbingnoob:

Just do it anyway and say you slipped?

 snoop6060 28 Nov 2022
In reply to climbingnoob:

DWS has been (or at least was not long ago) banned around the krabi / tonsai area of Thailand. Not sure if it’s possible to still do it or not. Nobody was when we were there and a lot of the ropes and ladders to get on the route were in a very bad way. Defo worth checking if it’s still banned if that’s where you’re heading.  

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OP climbingnoob 10 Dec 2022
In reply to Cobra_Head:

Was looking at quotes for insurance. Cheapest i found was £135 (insure and go annual). Admiral do an annual for £36. Crazy how to get rock climbing insurance adds £100 to the policy. Have people done without special climbing insurance in the past and claimed on normal medical by pulling a porky like: "I slipped whilst walking in the hills" or something?

Thoughts? 

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OP climbingnoob 10 Dec 2022
In reply to snoop6060:

thanks for the heads up. well if it's not allowed i'll just try find some locals to do sport climbing with. Any ideas if there's a local group/club I could do adhoc climbing with? Someone vaguely mentioned there's a local climbing community i can meet to climb with in the tonsai area. 

 elsewhere 10 Dec 2022
In reply to climbingnoob:

> Thoughts? 

Don't ask about it on a public and archived internet forum before you do it, oops, too late. 

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OP climbingnoob 10 Dec 2022
In reply to elsewhere:

luckily no one knows me on here. lol. I'm your average noob climber :p

 snoop6060 10 Dec 2022
In reply to climbingnoob:

You’ll find someone for sure. I’d just turn up at the crag and ask for a belay. There’s is usually tons of people just sat around at the busier crags. Failing that you can hire a guide for not too much money. 

OP climbingnoob 10 Dec 2022
In reply to snoop6060:

Do you know if the equipment is expensive to hire out there, and is it safe? Cos i'm going to another country before thailand i don't want to carry a harness and helmet with me too. Hoping I can hire that for the 4/5 days i'll be in Krabi. I found a shop called Railey climbing shop. Any good?

 Mlewis 11 Dec 2022
In reply to climbingnoob:

I'm traveling around the islands next week. I don't have any climbing kit but I was hoping to find a guide that might take us out. 

When are you out here, I'll let you know how I get on.


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