Alpine and UK Training Courses

The alpine courses are organised for English speaking participants by the Alpenverein-Akademie, which is based at the 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 Alpenverein-Akademie Training Course page in the Members’ Area.


Jan 24 – 30 Sun – Sat *** AV-A Basic Off-Piste Skiing, Hotel Waldof 1300m, Gerlos, Zillertal.

Feb 14 – 20 Sun – Sat AV-A Basic Ski Touring Training, Heidelberger Hütte, Silvretta.

Mar 6 – 12 Sun – Sat AV-A Ski Touring Day Tours with Instruction. Almi’s Berghotel, Obernberg, Brenner.


Jul 17 – 23 Sun – Sat *** AV-A Alpine Skills Course, Braunschweiger Hütte, Ötztal.

Jul 24 – 30 Sun – Sat AV-A Alpine Skills Improver and Refresher Course, Jamtal Hütte, Silvretta.

Aug 7 – 13 Sun – Sat *** AV-A Introduction to Alpine Rock Climbing, Stripsenjochhaus, Wilder Kaiser.

Aug 14 – 20 Sun – Sat *** AV-A Introduction to Klettersteige, based at Gasthof Rechenhof, Innsbruck.

Attention Young Members! Two places with 100% grants available for young members aged 18-22 with relevant experience on each of the winter and summer courses above marked ***.

Alpenverein-Akademie Tour Leader Training and Assessment Courses –  2016 – Austria

Übungsleiter FREE 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. Members willing to volunteer to lead a multi-day tour for their section, ideally in Austria, within two years of attendance, may be nominated by their section as a Tourenführer-Anwärter† (Aspirant Tour Leader) and then be eligible for a place on an appropriate Übungsleiter course, subsidised by the section and the ÖAV.

Possible UK training courses

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

Courses include: Mountain Awareness Day / Winter Skills for Walkers / Alpine Skills 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.


[Updated 29 September 2015]

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