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 15,000 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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Due to an oversight we were unaware that 2018 membership will expire on 31 December, and not 31 January 2019.  You will not be able to claim members’ hut reductions in January 2019 unless you have renewed your membership for 2019.  However, the AWS insurance will be valid until 31 January 2019 but note that, if you have to make a claim for a January incident, you must renew your membership for 2019 by 31 January.

Happy New Year!  Renew your membership for 2019 for continued benefits including Insurance.  If you are travelling soon please ensure that you complete the travel date field on the application form to prioritise your application.
New! The Online shop is now available  Log in to enter the Online shop  All FREE ITEMS are subject to availability.
FREE ski tour Stop or Go cards (subject to availability), please request in the comments section when applying for membership, otherwise 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, otherwise visit the Online Shop  The 1:500,000 map locates and names all the huts in Austria, gives contact details and elevations, and shows whether they are accessible by ski, foot, bike etc!   Click here for more info.
 AAC(UK) Winter Newsletter is available now.  The Spring Newsletter will be due on 1 March.  Copy and photos for the Spring Newsletter should be sent to the Newsletter Editor by 5 January.  Copy for all meets should be sent to relevant meet co-ordinators by 28 December.  (Note that 2 sets of meet information may be sent, one for newsletter and one for web site, which may include meet sheet, booking form and photos).
Alpenverein Huts – Opening dates for Winter 2018/19.  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.
Alpine Flowers – Former AAC(UK) President, Allan Hartley, has compiled a collection of 19 Alpine flowers with some beautiful photographs.
ÖAV Equipment recall notice – this may affect your safety!: Wild Country Friends 2, 3 & 4.


Alpenverein – Wege ins Freie – 3 minute video clip.

Photo of the Month

Zanskar 2018 – Tony Westcott

We would like to feature in this position a photo of members taking part in a recent Club Activity.  If you can contribute, please email photographs and descriptions to the Website Editor.

AAC(UK) Office staff

From left to right:
Cat, Laura and Hanna

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

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

For Insurance queries members should contact KNOX Versicherungsmanagement GmbH:
Tel Austria: 0043 512 238300-30
Fax Austria: 0043 512 238300-15

[Updated 14 January 2019]

Become A Member FOR 2019

2019 Membership is valid from midnight (UK time) on the day of processing up to 31 December 2019.

Click here to join/renew