Purchasing travel insurance is highly recommended for IWLS domestic courses and is required for international programs.
Travel insurance policies frequently cover costs associated with plane tickets, personal or medical emergencies, rescue, evacuation, trip cancellation, and theft. Individual participants are responsible for any costs associated with being unable to attend or leaving the trip early for any reason.
We have worked with numerous travel insurance groups and have found the Travel Plus Plan from Travel Guard is the best one available and one of the only policies that covers climbing/hiking at altitude.
Please note that there are significant benefits if you purchase this insurance within 15 days of making a trip deposit.