I’m off to the Alps for a three week trip this summer and will be climbing, including glacier/snow travel up to 4,000m.
I’ve previously looked at acquiring AAC membership http://aacuk.org.uk/ as a means of getting reduced hut fees but also noticed that it includes some form of insurance including mountain rescue, repatriation etc. What I’m unsure about is whether this cover is suitable on its own or whether I’d need additional holiday insurance.
I’m also interested how this compares to, and whether it could be used (with appropriate cover) in replacement of the BMC policy (Alpine) which I’ve opted to go for in the past?
In reply to eddiejames_uk: I have been using AAC on it's own ever since the BMC premiums for annual cover went up significantly. It's not as comprehensive as BMC but to be honest the BMC prices have gone through the roof. You need to take out separate travel insurance however as that is covered with BMC but not AAC but I have that with my bank account.