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Snowcard specialise in rock climbing travel insurance, perfect for any rock-climbing adventure. Discover our rock-climbing travel insurance today!
Wherever in the world you’re climbing, be it sport climbing, trad climbing, big wall or deep-water soloing, rock climbing provides an exhilarating experience for mountain sports lovers. However, when it comes to buying rock-climbing travel insurance it is often confusing finding the specialist cover you need, especially when so many web sites seem to offer climbing cover. At Snowcard we have been providing specialist insurance for rock-climbing insurance and mountain climbing insurance since 1990 and have been a market leading choice of cover for climbers (both BMC and non-BMC members alike) for over 30 years.
Why Take Out Trekking and Mountaineering Rock-Climbing Insurance With Snowcard?
All rock-climbing adventures have associated risks. Claims are made for all sorts of problems including broken limbs, torn ligaments and head injuries as well as illness's associated with altitude and medical conditions brought on my being in the mountains. That's why we've developed what we believe to be the best rock-climbing travel insurance cover. Furthermore, if you're trekking, or mountaineering then you can also rest assured that our policies are tailor-made for you, and give the highest quality cover and peace of mind.
You can enjoy your adventure knowing that our policies are underwritten by specialist underwriters with experienced global emergency assistance provided by International Medical Rescue, who have been looking after our clients since 1990 with many years of shared experience with Snowcard dealing with emergency rescue situations across the globe.
We know that you may never need us, however, if you do it’s good to know that we are on hand should something go wrong with access to a 24/7 emergency assistance helpline regardless of where you are in the world.
Staying Safe Whilst Climbing
Even with specialist rock climbing travel insurance, it is understood that you should always adhere to climbing safety tips for a safe, challenging, and enjoyable climb.
For more information on rock climbing safety read the 10 Tips for Safe Climbing - whether you're climbing, trekking, walking, or mountaineering enjoy your adventure holiday with the reassurance that you're covered by a specialist Snowcard policy.
If you would like to find out further information about our rock-climbing insurance then please get in touch with us by using our contact form or by email. Purchase your rock-climbing travel insurance with Snowcard today and enjoy your adventure!
Do I Need Rock Climbing Travel Insurance?
Rock Climbing in Europe has become increasingly popular and is now a mainstream holiday activity across the Alps but also in other European mountain destinations. However, like with most sports rock climbing has potential risks that are not covered by standard travel insurance policies or the EHIC.
Having specialist rock climbing travel insurance is essential and will ensure you are properly covered for common climbing injuries which can include broken limbs from falls, head and back injuries and sometimes illnesses associated with altitude.
When accidents happen on the mountain, you will need specialist cover for evacuation to medical facilities and a claims handling service with experience in managing these situations.
Here at Snowcard we provide rock climbing travel insurance based on over 30 years of experience which is tailor-made for you and your holiday. We provide you with the ability to create your own rock-climbing travel insurance policy allowing you to customise and choose your own cover limits for:
- Climbing Equipment
- Techno Pack – Cameras and electronic equipment
- Cancellation and Travel Interruption cover
- Policy Excess
Note: Emergency medical expenses up to £10 million and search and rescue come as standard on ALL Snowcard policies.
What Does Rock Climbing Holiday Insurance Cover?
As a leading specialist provider of adventure travel insurance, Snowcard provides cover for a wide range of mountaineering, rock climbing and trekking activities, which includes:
- Alpine mountaineering
- Big wall climbing (multi pitch/multi day ascents)
- Fell running
- Glacial crossing/trekking
- Hill walking
- Ice climbing
- Mountaineering in the greater ranges
- Mountain marathons
- Multi pitch rock climbing
- Single pitch and bolted sport climbing
- Trad climbing (Traditional multi pitch climbing)
- Trekking up to 6000m in the greater ranges
- Trekking peaks up to 7000m (as designated in the Himalaya, e.g. Island Peak, Mera Peak etc)
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