The Austrian Alpine Club (UK)

The AAC(UK) is one of the largest UK Mountaineering Clubs with over 11,000 UK and overseas members. The principal benefits of membership, at no extra charge, are:

  • Mountain Rescue Insurance; worldwide, without age limit and inclusive of repatriation;
  • Alpine Hut Rights; discounted accommodation costs in alpine huts belonging to the National Alpine Mountaineering Federations.

In addition, membership brings many other benefits

If you are interested in any aspect of mountaineering, we warmly invite you to join


Help Track Alpine Biodiversity!
After a successful pilot in 2015 the Alpenverein is now rolling out its project – Vielfalt bewegt! Alpenverein to all its members. The main idea is to gather observations of 17 key species above the tree-line in Austria. Information on the web is currently only available in German, see here. A translation into English is under preparation and should be available here by Spring 2016. Meanwhile, you can obtain information from the project leader, Birgit Kantner, (in English or German), or from Tony Cooper.  Click here for Environment and Nature information.

[Updated 27 April 2016]

Photo of the Month

Hochskitouren Ueberleitung Training Course above Franz Senn Huette Photo taken by John O'Connor

Hochskitouren Ueberleitung Training Course above Franz Senn Huette.
Photo taken by John O’Connor

We would like to feature in this position a photograph of members taking part in a recent Club Activity, and we would like to change it regularly.  If you can contribute, please email photographs and descriptions to the Webmaster.

Opening dates for Alpenverein huts – summer 2016 season

Become A Member FOR 2016

2016 Membership is valid from midnight (UK time) on the day of processing up to 31 Jan 2017.

Click here to join/renew