Abseiling Insurance

We cover a huge range of adventure activities including abseiling with all our travel insurance policies. Rap jumping where you abseil backwards and you're facing the ground is not covered by our insurance.

  • When Was Abseiling Invented? Abseiling was invented in 1879 by a French mountaineer and guide, Jean Esteril Charlet.
  • Australian Abseiling. Also known as rap jumping isn't covered. It gets its name from its origin - the Australian Army started abseiling this way in the 1960s.
  • The Highest Abseil. The Semonkong Abseil in Lesotho is the world’s highest commercial abseil at 204 metres.
  • The Oldest Abseiler. The oldest person to abseil was Doris Cicely Long who was 100 years old. She abseiled the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, UK.

Click here for a full list of activities we cover.


You're Covered For



Camel Riding

You might get a sore bottom but you can relax knowing that you'll be covered.


Emergency RescueEmergency Rescue

If you have an accident we will arrange for a medical transfer or evacuation to the nearest hospital.


Overseas AssistanceOverseas Medical Assistance

Travel isn't always smooth sailing. That's why we have 24/7 emergency medical assistance to assist you whenever you need help.


Pre-Existing Medical ConditionsPre-Existing Medical Conditions

We automatically cover 34 conditions under our travel insurance policies.


You're Not Covered For

Drugs & AlcoholDrugs & Alcohol

If you're intoxicated, taking drugs (that haven't been prescribed) and your claim results from these actions, then you're not covered.


Unsupervised BelongingsUnsupervised Belongings

Leaving your things laying around is just asking for someone to take them.



Ignore WarningsIgnore Official Warnings

If a government or other official body have issued a specific "Do Not Travel" or "Reconsider Your Need to Travel" warning and you go, you will not be covered. 


Breaking The LawBreaking The Law

For obvious reasons we can't help you out here. Always adhere to local laws no matter where your adventure takes you.


Popular Destinations For Abseiling


Learn More About What's Covered With 1Cover

Overseas Medical AssistanceEmergency Companion Cover

If something serious happens to you or them we'll reimburse you any expenses. 

Personal Liability InsurancePersonal Liability

Coverage in case someone sues you for bodily injuries or damages. 

Car Hire ExcessCar Hire Excess

We provide cover for trental vehicle excess

Luggage InsuranceCredit Card Fraud

We provide cover for this so you can shop in safety 


Further Reading

Europe is great for a getaway but make sure you're prepared. Check out our Europe guide for travel tips. 


Asia is a beautiful place to enjoy, but it can be dangerous for the unaware traveller.



Keep yourself safe on your next trip to Africa and check out our travel information.