MOUNTAIN RESCUE / EVACUATION / REPATRIATION INSURANCE
This insurance is mandatory. A good contract covers mountain rescue, transport to the nearest hospital and repatriation. Check your personal insurance contract which may include this risk.
Considering the costs incurred, this insurance is strongly recommended. A personal contract can be subscribed individually. The insurance must cover a cancellation of the stay (if you break a leg just before departure for example) or the reimbursement of the rest of the trip in case of interruption during the trip or both. Check your credit card policy. Indeed, payment by MasterCard Gold or Visa Premier can cover you in case of cancellation.