Each participant must purchase accident insurance in advance, or notify the guide in advance of its absence. In case of absence, the guide will provide assistance and help in obtaining it. The guide is not responsible in case of impossibility of purchasing insurance on site. The insurance must cover all cases when engaging in extreme sports, particularly mountaineering. Mandatory coverage includes medical, transportation expenses, and expenses for helicopter evacuation.

The insurance must work in all countries where the program takes place.


In Chamonix valley, the mountain rescue service PGHM is operating. The municipality covers the expenses for helicopter evacuation and rescue operations, but all costs for further transportation of the victim (ambulance) and medical treatment are the responsibility of the victim, so it is extremely important to have insurance covering extreme sports activities.

Save the PGHM number in your phone just in case +33 (0)4 50 53 16 89.


Emergency service phone numbers in Aosta. +39 0165 230 253 and short number 118

Bern Alps

In Bernese Alps there are two emergency services operating - REGA: 1414 and Air Glaciers: 1415


In the Zermatt valley, there is its own rescue and helicopter service. When contacting these services, all costs for evacuation and medical assistance are the responsibility of the victim.

Phone number of the rescue service in the canton of Valais is 144.


Of course, in any case, 112 works. By the way, you can even call 112 if your phone is on airplane mode or there is no signal.