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.
Alpine Ski Touring Courses Spring 2014
January 26 – February 1
February 2 – 8
AV-A Basic Off-Piste Skiing, Hotel Höhlenstein, Zillertal: Become a safe skier in any snow conditions. Learn one of the most essential skills needed for ski-touring. This course is for members who are already competent on-piste skiers and who can make parallel turns even on more difficult pistes. 6-8 per guide. Up to 3 places with 100% grants available for young members aged 18 – 22 with relevant experience. To discuss these grants, contact Allan Hartley
February 16 – 22
AV-A Basic Ski Touring Training, Heidelbergerhütte, Silvretta: Learn the extra skills needed to go both up and down hill on skis safely. This course is for members who are competent, safe skiers off-piste and enjoy reaching mountain peaks in summer, to bring these skills together and learn to travel from hut to hut and climb alpine peaks using skis. 6-8 per guide.
March 9 – 15
AV-A Ski Touring Day Tours with Instruction, Heidelbergerhütte,
Silvretta: If you have already completed the Basic Ski Touring Course or equivalent and want to improve your capabilities doing day-tours before progressing to an intermediate tour this could be the course for you. 6-8 per guide.
AV-A Tour Leader Training and Assessment Courses planned for 2014
February 19 – 23
Übungsleiter Skitouren: 6 places available at the Lizumerhütte, Tuxer Alpen. For those interested in becoming Ski Tour Leaders
Jun 29 – 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.
Both Übungsleiter courses will be FREE at the point of delivery except for incidental costs for snacks and beverages. Candidates must meet several requirements relating to skill and experience (details will be available from the AAC(UK) Office). Candidates must also agree to lead a multi-day tour ideally within Austria within two years of attendance. More information will be available in due course. To discuss the courses, contact Allan Hartley
UK Training Courses 2014
Feb 14 – 16 Winter skills for walkers
Fort William, BMC instructor. Min 4 Weekend members required. Cost £100 (instruction only). Contact Allan Hartley, UK Training rep.
Apr tbc Introduction to scrambling
Likely to be in the Lake District. Contact Allan Hartley, UK Training rep.
April 4 – 6 Coniston Tranearth
Informal meet of members who have attended any Mountain Leader or Übungsleiter training, to review our training programme for the UK and with the Alpenverein Akademie. Open to all members interested in leading or organising a meet, or simply those interested in walking, climbing or scrambling on the nearby fells. Contact Allan Hartley.
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 23 November 2013]