The Austrian Alpine Club (UK)

Amazing view of the Silvretta Alps (near Heidelberger Hütte, 2264m) – Pauline Robson

The AAC(UK) is one of the largest UK Mountaineering Clubs with over 16,000 UK and overseas members. The principal benefits of membership, at no extra charge, are:

In addition, membership brings many other benefits.  If you are interested in any aspect of mountaineering, we warmly invite you to join.

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All huts in Austria are currently closed until further notice.

All the alpine countries now have border closures and travel restrictions because of Covid-19. The UK Foreign Office advises against all foreign travel up to 14 April and this advice is likely to be extended. The UK government advises everyone to restrict travel (especially on public transport) and social contact. We have therefore cancelled our lecture programme until September and all day walks and MTB rides is South England. It is hoped to reschedule these events later.  All UK meets are now cancelled or postponed and new dates will be advertised as soon as possible. Overseas tours are cancelled or postponed to next year. The summer courses offered by the Alpenverein-Akademie and WELTbewegend have also been cancelled but plans are afoot for 2021.

From Tuesday 17 March the AAC(UK) Office will be working remotely until further notice. Membership applications will be processed and you will be sent a confirmation e-mail with your membership number, but membership cards will only be posted once a week.

The shop is NOW partially OPEN! The office continues to work remotely but we can now offer MAPS on the shop.  We apologise that not all items are currently available, but more items may be added soon. Please note, postage of these items may take a little longer during this time. If you have any merchandise queries please email our office team at

We are currently, unable to post the latest edition of Bergauf magazine.  If you go to you will be able to see the online version.

2020 membership is available Click to apply or renew to receive continued benefits including rescue and repatriation Insurance.
Say NO to the plan to build on glaciers of the Pitztal and Ötztal.  Click for more information about this petition to prevent the desecration of this popular alpine area.
Climate Crisis  Please visit our new page about how the AAC(UK) and its members can contribute to tackling the Climate Crisis. phone app available to members only with  ÕAV and DAV maps:  the most useful tool for planning and taking with you on tour.  For more information Click here.
All huts in Austria are currently closed until further notice. Alpenverein Hut Opening times for Winter 2019/20
Alpenverein Hut Opening times for Summer 2019. A complete list of opening and closing dates for specific huts in Austria, provided by ÖAV. Also, for more information and contact details check out the Hut Finder link provided by ÖAV.


AAC(UK) Members’ Facebook group. This new Facebook group is run by members, not the Club, so that they can contact each other about short notice activities, sales and other items of interest. For more information click here.
ÖAV Equipment recall notice – this may affect your safety!

Photo of the month

Summit of Hohe Angelus 3520m – Marian Anghel

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AAC(UK) uses Pay360 to process credit and debit card payments securely.

If paying by cheque, please make payable to “Austrian Alpine Club (UK) Limited”: please use this name exactly.

AAC(UK) Office

From left to right
Cat, Emily, Laura & Hanna

AAC(UK) Office address: AAC(UK), Unit 43, Glenmore Business Park,
Blackhill Road, Holton Heath,
Poole, Dorset. BH16 6NL

Tel: (+44) (0)1929 556 870

Usual Office Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday 09:00 – 13.00
Saturday, Sunday and UK Bank Holidays: Closed

The Office will be closed on Fri 10 April and Mon 13 April for Easter.

AWS Insurance

For Insurance queries – members should contact KNOX Versicherungsmanagement GmbH:

Tel Austria: 0043 512 238300-30
Fax Austria: 0043 512 238300-15

Although the UK will be leaving the EU on 31 January, EHIC cards will be valid during the ‘transitional period’ until 31 December 2020.

In the event of repatriation KNOX have access to members details via a report sent from the AAC(UK) office. If you change your address, the AAC(UK) office must be informed to ensure the information sent to KNOX is up to date. There is no need to inform KNOX as this will be done automatically. If you request Insurance confirmation from KNOX, your new address must appear on the report sent to KNOX.


[Updated 08 April 2020]