Karwendel – Matt Nobles

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:

  • Membership of the Alpenverein’s rescue and repatriation service – Alpenverein Weltweit Service (AWS). Click for more information.

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

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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. 

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

European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) and Brexit see FAQs relating to Insurance.

In the event of repatriation KNOX and Europ Assistance have access to selected members details via a report available from the AAC(UK) office. If you change your address, the AAC(UK) office must be informed to ensure the information available to KNOX and Europ Assistance is up to date. There is no need for members to inform KNOX or Europ Assistance as this updated information will be available to them automatically.

Support AAC(UK)Why you should consider renewing your membership.

Apply now for Membership 2021.

Photo of the month

Kesselkogel 3003m and Vajolet hut – Graham Willoughby

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

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!


[Updated 06 April 2021]

Become A Member FOR 2021

2021 Membership is available now!

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

Click here to join/renew