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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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.
The Photo and Sketch competition for 2019 is open. Entries must be with the office by 28/2/2020.   Photo & Sketch Competition 2018 Results! 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.
Log in to enter the Online shop  All FREE ITEMS are subject to availability.


FREE ÖAV 2020 CALENDAR Offer….Receive a FREE 2020 CALENDAR when making a minimum £10 donation to the Hut Fund via the online shop.  Visit the Online Shop for more details.


FREE ski tour Stop or Go cards (subject to availability), please request in the comments section when applying for membership, or visit the Online Shop  A small wallet-sized booklet, in English, focussing on 10 recommendations for ski touring. Also available in German for Bergwandern, Hochtouren, Klettersteig, Mountainbike, Sportklettern, PDFs of each are available.
FREE hut maps (subject to availability), please request in the comments section when applying for membership, or visit the Online Shop.  The 1:500,000 map locates and names all the huts in Austria, gives contact details, elevations, and shows whether they are accessible by ski, foot, bike etc!
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

Everest and Lhotse seen from Tengkangpoche – Juho Knuuttila

If you have taken part in a recent Club Activity and would like to feature above please email photos and descriptions to the Website Content Editor.


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


For Insurance queries – members should contact KNOX Versicherungsmanagement GmbH:

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

2020 membership and AWS insurance

Your 2019 AAC(UK) membership will expire on 31 December 2019 but the AWS insurance included in membership will expire on 31 January 2020. However, if you need to make a claim during January, you must renew your membership for 2020 first!  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 21 January 2020]

Become A Member FOR 2020

2020 Membership is valid from midnight (UK time) on the day of processing up to 31 December 2020.

Click here to join/renew