Snowcard policies now cover cancellation if you become ill with coronavirus COVID-19 and include emergency medical expenses if you contract COVID-19 on holiday. If you are travelling within Europe we will cover you if you are travelling against FCDO advice. Full details of COVID-19 cover click here.
Snowcard has been insuring mountaineers and climbers since 1990 and are the leading mountain sports insurer in use by non BMC members (who have their own membership insurance). For non BMC members and BMC members alike, Snowcard is the principal choice for mountaineering insurance, trekking insurance and climbing insurance.
Insurance for mountaineering is not properly understood by most insurers who treat it like standard travel insurance. Particularly when it comes to the complexities of dealing with emergency services and rescue, most general insurers do not have the experience or 24/7 capacity to deal with the complexities of mountain sports adventure travelers. At Snowcard we understand your needs, serach and rescue is automatically covered on all policies and Snowcard also provide you with the ability to tailor your own climbing insurance policy allowing you to customise and choose your own cover limits for;
- Sports Equipment
- Techno Pack – Cameras and electronic equipment
- Cancellation cover
- Policy excess
Why take out Rock Climbing, Trekking and Mountaineering Insurance with Snowcard?
All mountaineering and rock climbing activities have higher associated risks but not all insurers understand the diversity of mounatin sports, different techniques, equipment and locations involved. That's why we have developed what we believe to be the best mountaineering travel insurance cover, based on over 30 years of underwriting experience in the front line of supporting climbers and mountaineers. Snowcard policies are of the highest quality, with experienced travel insurers. Your peace of mind is our ultimate aim and Snowcard have stood the test of time in proving time and time again we are up to the job!
We know that you may never need us, however, if you do it’s good to know that we’re on hand should something go wrong with access to our 24/7 emergency assistance helpline regardless of where you are in the world.
Staying safe whilst climbing
For more information on climbing safety read these 10 Tips for Safe Climbing - whether you're climbing, trekking, walking, or mountaineering enjoy your adventure holiday with reassurance that you're properly covered with a specialist Snowcard policy.
What Does Mountaineering Insurance Cover?
Here at Snowcard we have specialist mountain sports travel insurance suitable for recreational mountaineers on adventure holidays.
We offer specialist cover for the following activities:
Alpine mountaineering in Europe
Big wall climbing (multi pitch/multi day ascents)
Mountaineering up to 7000m in the greater ranges
Multi pitch rock climbing
Single pitch and bolted sport climbing
Trad climbing (Traditional multi pitch climbing)
Trekking up to 6000m in the greater ranges (eg, Everest base camp, Inca Trail, Kilimanjaro)
Trekking peaks up to 7000m (as designated in the Himalaya, e.g. Island Peak, Mera Peak etc)
Why Use a Specialist Mountaineering Travel Insurance Provider?
Mountaineering activities have significantly more complicated associated risks and standard travel insurers will not have policies that cover the extensive needs of mountain sports travellers, who will be exposed to situations requiring experienced claims handlers.
Here at Snowcard we have developed what we believe to be the best mountaineering travel insurance cover, based on over 30 years of underwriting experience in mountain sports insurance.
Snowcard policies are of the highest quality, with the best underwriting security with experienced market leaders in the field who have supported Snowcard clients for many years and understand their need for reliability and trust in mountain sports insurance.