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Health & Safety

Fjällräven Classic China takes place in the mountains, and at altitude. There are few access roads, there is very little phone reception and the weather can change quickly. However, you’re not alone.


All participation in the event is at your own risk. You are responsible to have adequate insurance protection covering any accidents, personal injury or other damages.


All participants are solely responsible for having adequate health insurance covering emergency medical care and transportation.


The Fjällräven Classic organization does not compensate your costs in case of an accident, personal injury or other damage, for example helicopter transportation or medical care.

Aside from having other trekkers around to help, all our checkpoints are staffed by trained first aiders. If you have any medical issues during the trek, contact the checkpoint staff. They should be able to help with most health issues. 

However, if your injury or illness is serious evacuation is possible by horse or all-terrain vehicle (some areas only). We reserve the right to charge such an evacuation according to the current price list (1,500-5,000 RMB/person). 

For insurance purposes, please note that only cases of medical emergency are documented. Other examinations, certificates and insurance matters, ought to be handled by your regular medical service at home.

Fjällräven and its partners are not responsible for your whereabouts, so if you need assistance it’s up to you to contact us or seek your own help. Generally there won’t be organised search and rescue for people who don’t reach the finish.

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