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Postby Aran K » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:12 pm

I've had a bit of a poke around the internet and found a few places. Dogtag is one that seems highly recommended on UKRGB and here but it doesn't cover Irish residents anymore it seems, same story with SnowTag..

SportsCoverDirect
A quote for the 2 weeks is about 115-160euro depending on what option you choose.
Expensive but covers almost anything including search and rescue.

British Mountaineering Council
Quote was about 90gbp(~110euro). You have to pay to join the BMC (which costs about half that quote) but it means any other trips you take in the next year will be cheaper.
Seems to cover everything to a similar amount. Although personal baggage/gear cover is another 25gbp to add on so they work out around the same price..

Both policies seem quite expensive so I'll keep looking and see if I can find a cheaper one. BMC comes pretty highly recommended on UKRGBs forums though so I might lean towards that one.
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Re: Personal Insurance

Postby johns86 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:36 pm

Thanks Aran. Yea it's expensive alright! :(
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Re: Personal Insurance

Postby johns86 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:54 pm

Check out this.
Looked up for the full term int he alps, including all grades kayaking for about £45 sterling. You can add on baggage etc if you like. Have a gander sure anyway.

http://www.truetraveller.com/

Annual policy from about £150
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Re: Personal Insurance

Postby Jamie Mc » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:22 pm



That's an unfortunate name for a company.

I went with BMC last time. Make sure the cheaper plans cover everything.
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Re: Personal Insurance

Postby Aran K » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:47 pm

http://www.campbellirvinedirect.com/cidirect_home.htm
^^ this popped up in a recient UKRGB thread. Looks good and much cheaper than the rest
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Re: Personal Insurance

Postby johns86 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:53 am

Have people sorted this yet? I didn't get round to doing it yet, but will do so soon.

Who went with what company in the end?
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Re: Personal Insurance

Postby Aran K » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:11 pm

Dammit I knew I was forgetting something :/ Ya I'll need to sort this in the next week. Still haven't decided who to go with
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Re: Personal Insurance

Postby Roisin M » Thu May 08, 2014 2:24 pm

Ive gone with Dare direct.
I know its pricey but it defo seems to be the best and its actually tailered for ww kayaking. :clap:

https://www.daredirect.com/

This one also seems good for anyone still looking.

http://www.sportscoverdirect.com/insurance/kayaking-insurance/

Everyone should have this sorted soon or at least make sure your e111 card is in date :-P
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Re: Personal Insurance

Postby johns86 » Thu May 08, 2014 3:05 pm

Roisin M wrote:Everyone should have this sorted soon or at least make sure your e111 card is in date :-P


Everyone needs insurance really. It's a big gamble. If you need to be rescued, etc you'll be screwed.
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Re: Personal Insurance

Postby johns86 » Fri May 16, 2014 10:19 am

So... I got a policy with truetraveller.

£30 (sterling) for 20 days cover (with driving time). This covers all grades of kayaking and a bunch of other activities. I added on baggage and equipment cover for a fiver extra then (cameras, passport, etc.).

I called them to make sure of the river grades.
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Re: Personal Insurance

Postby Eoghan » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:46 pm

Just booked TrueTraveller insurance with the same add ons as John.. Posting here just in case I'm not in a position to let ye know when I need to use it... :-P

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Re: Personal Insurance

Postby johns86 » Mon May 11, 2015 11:18 am

I'm not going, but those that are, I'd strongly suggest you get cover. If shit hits the fan (or face hits the riverbed) you will be glad of it.

See above companies.
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