Rock climbing is a fantastic sport for both fitness and personal challenges. What can be more exhilarating than climbing up the side of a wall or cliff, just you and your ability held together by a rope? Rock climbing is a very strenuous and skilful sport that can be incredibly rewarding. The more advanced you get the more you can get out of it. It enables you to experience the freedom of the great outdoors pitting your wits against the elements and the environment. There is nothing more rewarding than getting to the top of your climb and looking out over what lays beneath you and seeing where you have come from.
Needless to say there are obvious risks associated to rock climbing and that is why you should always wear the relevant climbing safety equipment, go with a climbing partner and also use ropes. There are different types of free climbing however this is not covered in our insurance. Climbing is considered a Grade 4 hazardous activity because the risk of injury can be high. The more you improve and your skill level increases then the more you try to push your limits thereby increasing the chances of injury. There are possible inherent risks such as sprains and strains, joint injuries and wear and tear. By putting yourself at unnecessary risk you can fall and have bone breakages, paralysis and also possible death.
One of the main reasons however to make sure that you have appropriate insurance is because of possible rescue. If you get stranded on a cliff face this can be very costly and so consequently you need to have the right cover.
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