Did you know that you can buy yourself rescue insurance? If you’re someone who has tendencies toward adventure (and we mean that as a good thing!) you might want to consider padding your preparations with insurance.
After all, the skilled Argentine climber Natalia Martinez did everything right to be adequately prepared for her venture up Mount Logan in Yukon, but still found herself in an unavoidably precarious position after a pair of earthquakes set of numerous avalanches along the mountainside. Thankfully, policies are in place so that climbers like Natalia must buy rescue insurance in order to get park passes to climb mountains like Logan.
You’ll want to consider insurance if you’re participate in the following kinds of adventure or others:
- Mountaineering, Ice Climbing, Rappelling & Free Climbing
- Snowboarding & Skiing
- Wakeboarding & Water Skiing
- Surfing, Parasailing & Kitesurfing
- Parkour & Street Luge
- White Water Rafting & Waterfall Kayaking
- Hang Gliding & Paragliding
- Downhill Mountain Biking
- Sky Diving, Wingsuit Flying & Base Jumping
- Running with the Bulls
Of course, some of these sports and activities are a lot more extreme than others. At a certain point, you have to decide for yourself what risks you’re willing to take.
But if you’re inclined to be adventurous, you might want to have a look around at some of the different insurance policies. Below, we’ve listed a few to get you started:
- Alpine Club of Canada – Trip Insurance
- Tugo Travel Insurance & Sports Coverage
- Travel Guard
- K&K Insurance Canada
- World Nomads – Adventure Travel Insurance
Of course, even if you have have insurance, it’s still a good idea to prepare for any outback trips you might be going on! Know as much about the terrain you’ll be traversing as possible and bring the relevant supplies.
At Total Prepare, we’re of the mind that there’s no such thing as being over-prepared!
-Content created by Sophie Wooding – Writer, gardener, cyclist and emergency preparedness enthusiast!