Rock climbing is one of those activities that give people a chance to overcome their weaknesses and triumph by conquering the highest point of the visible landscape. We enjoy scaling heights, as nothing gives as such feeling of accomplishment and harmony, but we enjoy scaling new heights even more. That is why sometimes we pack our bags and reach for the farther places with unfamiliar landscapes and new opportunities for rock climbing.
Rock climbing is fun and entertaining, but it is also a great challenge, especially for someone who hasn’t prepared for it. This adventure activity requires physical strength and endurance, which you might suddenly learn that you’ve had all along. Rock climbing, if done properly, is not only fun and exciting, but also good for your health.
It gives you a chance to exercise outdoors, breath fresh air, enjoy the view and test your abilities at the same time. However, as any other adventure activity, rock climbing has its risks. And as with any other activity involving great heights, number one fear of rock climbers is falling which can cause serious injuries and even death.
Before setting off on a rock climbing adventure, make sure you know all the rules.
Remember to wear a correctly fitted helmet and harnesses. Choose your footwear carefully; pick the model that fits you best. Also, don’t forget to tuck in all the clothing, tie your hair and remove all the jewelry. Note that due to the length and extended endurance, accidents are most likely to happen on the descent than on the ascent. The risks of rock climbing and consequences of the possible accidents double when you climb abroad. Huge hospital bills are just one of the things that can get you in trouble on your journey.
Rock climbing is both mentally and physically demanding sport which often tests climbers’ strength, agility, balance and mental control. Specialized climbing equipment, knowledge of proper climbing techniques and decent rock climbing travel insurance are the keys to your safe rock climbing holiday. Rock climbing is covered with Globelink's Category 3 activities and will be covered under your travel insurance policy if you have paid the additional premium of £35. It should be performed with licensed operator in EU, EEA, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.