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Health & Safety

Fjällräven Classic UK takes place in the wilderness. There is limited access to roads along the route, pretty much no phone reception and the weather can change quickly. However, you are not alone.


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


EU/EEA/Swiss members need to carry some form of identification to show their citizenship and are advised to carry their European Health Insurance Card in order to avoid costs for any emergency medical care or transportation within the UK.


Non-EU/EEA members are solely responsible for having adequate health insurance covering emergency medical care and transportation.

If your injury or illness is serious, evacuation by Mountain Rescue Teams and/or helicopter will be implemented by the Emergency Response Team. In case of bad weather, evacuation in a non-emergency case may be postponed for a couple of days.


For insurance purposes, please note that only cases of medical emergency will be documented by the organisation. Other examinations, certificates and insurance matters should be handled by your regular medical service at home.


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.


Fjällräven and its partners are not responsible for your whereabouts, so if you need assistance it is up to you to contact an event official or seek your own help.


However, there will be a sweep team following the trek, so if you are on the trail you will not be missed.


The Fjällräven Classic organisation will not compensate your costs in the case of an accident, personal injury or other damage (for example, helicopter transportation or medical care).

As you are aware, the COVID-19 situation made us cancel a lot of Fjällräven Classic events planned for 2020 and 2021. We hope that the situation will be a lot better during the summer and we plan to run all the Fjällräven Classic events around the world 2022. Fjällräven is monitoring the development both globally and in the specific areas where we host events. We will under no condition proceed with our events if we see that they could jeopardize the health or safety of our trekkers, volunteers, or staff in any way. Needless to say, we will comply to any rules or regulations issued by authorities in the areas we operate.


For 2022 edition, travel limitations, quarantine and vaccine passports according to UK regulation at the time will be complied with. And we will do everything in our power to produce a safe event for all and welcome you to Scotland.  Adjustments will be done to encourage participants to keep distance from eachother in situations where a lot of people normally gather.

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