Karwendel – Matt Nobles

We are sorry that membership renewal for 2021 has been delayed due to a Brexit-related issue. We are working with colleagues in Austria to resolve this as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. 

The AAC(UK) is one of the largest UK Mountaineering Clubs with over 12,000 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 or renew.

Please see our Privacy Notice to comply with GDPR.


For UK Covid advice, and details of Covid provisions in Alpine countries please follow the links below.

See the Activities pages for events currently being advertised. 

Covid-19 advice for UK event leaders

Covid-19 advice for UK event participants

The AAC(UK) Office is now partially staffed on most days.  Membership applications will be processed daily and you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your membership number.  Your membership and insurance will be valid from midnight (UTC) on the day your application is processed but membership cards will only be posted once a week.

The shop is open with the exception of high value items (which must be sent by recorded delivery).  Orders will be processed and posted once a week.  Please note that orders being sent to USA or Canada are experiencing longer delays.  If you have any merchandise queries please email our office team at aac.office@aacuk.org.uk

To assist with planning for 2021 click to see the hut page with links to hut opening times and the ÖAV Hut Finder


AAC(UK) Members’ Facebook group. This new Facebook group is run by members, not the Club. Click for more information


ÖAV Equipment recall notice – this may affect your safety!



Photo of the month

Sunrise Sail-to-Ski in Kamchatka – Andrey Golovachev

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.

AWS Insurance

The AAC(UK) Office is unable to interpret the AWS leaflet and members with insurance queries should contact KNOX Versicheringsmanagement GmbH:

Tel Austria: 0043 512 238300-30
Fax Austria: 0043 512 238300-15
email: av-service@knox.co.at

Although the UK left 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 3 December 2020]

Become A Member FOR 2021

We apologies that there is a delay on being able to apply for membership for 2021. Keep checking the link below. 

2021 Membership will be valid from midnight (UK time) on the day of processing up to 31 December 2021.

Click here to join/renew