Alpine Mountaineering Courses in Austria
These training courses are in most cases provided by the OeAV Alpenverein-Akademie or by trained instructors, not by the Club itself. They are aimed at English-speaking participants.
Jun 30 – Jul 4 (Sun – Thu) AV-A Tour Leader Training and Assessment Course (Übungsleiter-Bergwandern), Solsteinhaus, Karwendel Alpen – Applications for this training course are now closed.
The objective is to provide 6 members with sufficient training to organise and lead a multi-day non-glacier summer tour in Austria. Those passing the in-course assessment will be eligible to receive the OeAV ‘Tourenführer Ausweis’. This is a Bergführer supervised course with topics ranging from booking huts, dealing with incidents, weather considerations, route planning, group dynamics and much more. This course is FREE at the point of delivery except for incidental costs for snacks and beverages. Prior to the course attendees must already meet several requirements relating to skill and experience (details will be available from the AAC(UK) Office), and must agree to lead a multi-day tour in Austria within two years of attendance. To apply for this course, contact Allan Hartley.
Jul 21 – 27 (Sun – Sat) AV-A Alpine Skills Course at 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 per guide. Course 13-0016-01.
Jul 28 – Aug 3 (Sun – Sat) AV-A Alpine Skills Improver Course at the Jamtalhütte, Silvrettagruppe
This is a follow-on to the Alpine Skills course to further develop your skills, to gain the ability and confidence to organise your own alpine tours. 4-6 per guide. Course 13-0304-01.
Aug 4 – 10 (Sun – Sat) AV-A Introduction to Klettersteige, based in Längenfeld, the Climbers’ paradise
A centre-based week in the Tiroler Oberland where all categories of Klettersteig are available. 4-6 per guide. Course 13-0305-01.
Aug 11 – 17 (Sun – Sat) AV-A Introduction to Alpine Rock Climbing at the Stripsenjochhaus, Wilder Kaiser
Group instruction in alpine rock climbing in a traditional limestone area. Multi-pitch climbing styles, belay and gear placement, rope handling, mountain rescue, first aid, alpine danger awareness. Previous rock climbing experience and belay skills essential. 4-6 per guide. Course 13-0306-01.
For Younger Members – 100% grants
AAC(UK) is offering 100% Alpine Training Grants to enable a limited number of younger members to obtain appropriate training on three specific Alpenverein-Akademie courses, for Summer 2013.
This training will be provided in Austria by the OeAV through the Alpenverein-Akademie, in English. The grant will cover the cost of the course at the point of delivery.
The courses concerned are Alpine Skills, Introduction to Klettersteige, and Introduction to Alpine Rock Climbing. For dates and more details, see this page or “Alpine Training Courses” on page 7 of the Spring Newsletter.
In order to qualify the applicant needs to be an AAC(UK) member (2012/13) and aged 18 to 22.
Information and application forms from Allan Hartley; Alpine Representative. Applications must be submitted by 30 April. Successful candidates will be notified by 14 May.
Possible UK training courses
These courses are only available to current members of AAC(UK).
Rescue and Emergency Care – First Aid / Introduction to Scrambling / Introduction to Rock Climbing / Emergency Procedures for Rock Climbers / Navigation Essentials / More Navigation / Navigation by GPS
[Updated 6 April 2013]