Training Courses

Alpine Mountaineering Courses – Summer 2014 – Austria (and Dolomites)

These courses are organised for English speaking participants by the Alpenverein-Akademie, based at Alpenvereinshaus, Innsbruck.  For details of how to apply for these courses, and of the grants that are available to AAC(UK) members, please see the training course pages in the Members’ Area.

July 20-26: Alpenverein-Akademie Alpine Skills Course, at the Braunschweiger Hütte, Ötztaler Alpen

Group instruction on glacier travel, crevasse rescue, movement over steep ground, rope handling, mountain rescue, first aid, navigation, alpine danger awareness. 4-6 participants per guide. AV-A Webcode 14-0110-01. Waiting list only.

Jul 27 to Aug 2: Alpenverein-Akademie Alpine Skills Improver Course, at the Jamtalhütte, Silvrettagruppe.

This builds on the Alpine Skills course to further develop your skills, to gain the ability and confidence to organise your own alpine tours. 4-6 participants per guide. AV-A Webcode 14-0246-01

Aug 10-16: Alpenverein-Akademie Introduction to Alpine Rock Climbing, at the Stripsenjochhaus, Wilder Kaiser

Originally a stronghold of the Munich and Kufstein climbing schools, alpine history was written in the Wilder Kaiser. For 100 years the sport of climbing has developed on rocks like Totenkirchl, Fleischbank and Predigtstuhl. It was ere where Hans Dülfer created new climbing styles and techniques, Helmut Kiene and Reinhard Karl opened the first route rated VII with Pumprisse, and it was on Fleischbank where Stefan Glowacz climbed “des Kaisers neue Kleider” (X+) the most difficult route so far. 4-6 participants per guide. AV-A Webcode 14-0108-01.

Aug 17-23: Alpenverein-Akademie Introduction to Klettersteige, based in Innsbruck, Gasthof Rechenof.

Many different categories of via ferratas are located close to Innsbruck, making it possible to have a varied and informative course. Learn more about equipment, technique and tactics. Stay in comfort in the town, with venues easy to reach with the new Bergmobil (minibus). 4-6 participants per guide. AV-A Webcode 14-0109-01. Waiting List only.

Aug 31 to Sep 6: Xtreme Rock Workshop, Cinque-Torri-Hütte, Dolomites.

This is a new experimental workshop for competent rock climbers who wish to up their skills with some personal tuition. The course will be based at the Cinque-Torri-Hütte for five days of intense climbing on the famous Cinque Torri tower located twenty minutes from the hut. We need 6 members for this course to run.


Alpenverein-Akademie Tour Leader Training and Assessment Courses -  2014 and 2015 – Austria

Jun 29 to Jul 4: Übungsleiter Hochtouren

6 places available at the Sulzenauhütte, Stubaier Alpen. For those interested in leading tours over high peaks and across glaciated terrain.  Fully booked, waiting list only.

Feb 2015: Übungsleiter Skitouren

6 places available at the Lizumer Hütte, Tuxer Alpen. For those interested in becoming Ski Tour Leaders.

Jul 2015: Übungsleiter Bergwandern

8 places available at the Weidener Hü̈tte, Tuxer Alpen. For those members interested in leading general walking tours.


Übungsleiter courses are organised by the Alpenverein-Akademie to train people who wish to organise and lead tours on a voluntary basis. Candidates must meet several requirements relating to skill and experience. To discuss the courses, please contact Allan Hartley (see the training course pages in the Members’ Area).


Possible UK training courses

These courses are only available to current members of AAC(UK).

Courses include: First Aid - Rescue and Emergency Care / Introduction to Scrambling / Introduction to Rock Climbing / Emergency Procedures for Rock Climbers / Navigation Essentials / More Navigation / Navigation by GPS.

For further details, see the training course pages in the Members’ Area.

[Updated 27 June 2014]

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