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USnavy


Mar 25, 2011, 12:56 AM

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Re: [] travel insurance for climbers
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How about just normal health insurance with a low deductable and high coinsurance? Every policy I have been looking into lately offers emergency coverage worldwide and most of the policies I have been looking at do not exclude rock climbing.

Also be careful buying travel insurance. Most policies only offer $10k - $50k in coverage. That is pocket change compared to what a serious injury could cost. If you take a big zippering trad whipper and break your back and both legs, your bill could easily run you $200,000. Just a complex compound fracture of the leg can cost $30,000, if not more. The hospital where my GF works at charges $10,000 just for the first 24 hours for treatment in an ICU. And that does not cover surgeries, rescue, ect.


(This post was edited by USnavy on Mar 25, 2011, 1:05 AM)



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