Please ensure you have valid insurance in place before you travel
Although ISM's safety record is oustanding, mountaineering is a hazardous activity and accidents do occasionally happen.
You must have valid insurance for mountain rescue and medical costs resulting from an accident in the mountains (also On- and Off-Piste skiing for ski tours). This cover is not provided by normal travel insurance. We also strongly advise you to take out cancellation cover in case you are unable to travel for any reason.
UK RESIDENTS may obtain full mountaineering insurance cover from:
Snowcard tel: +44 (0)844 826 2699, web: Snowcard
BMC tel: +44 (0)161 445 6111, web: The BMC
You can obtain automatic cover for rescue and some medical costs (resulting from an accident) by joning the Austrian Alpine Club, Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870. This insurance is more limited, especially for medical expenses, and we strongly recommend supplementing it with cover from another provider.
Please be sure that you're happy with the cover you have.
Alpine Clubs By joining any of the major Alpine Clubs (Swiss, French or Austrian) or by obtaining a Reciprocal Rights card from the BMC, you can obtain reductions of up to 50% in hut fees. This is useful if you will be in the Alps before or after your course.
Testimonials For ISM
I just wanted to thank you as well as Mark, our guide for the amazing week. The course was well organized and was just perfect for a beginner to mountaineering. We couldn't have wished for a better adventure. The memories are irreplaceable.
Thanks for a fantastic week. It was really one of the best things I have ever done. I learned a lot during the week, not only about climbing technique, but also about attitude.
Bernese Oberland 4000ers
Fantastic trip, both Steve and Sandy were amazing! Wholeheartedly loved the trip, already looking at doing another one!
Summits & Skills 4000m (Instructional Course)