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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Details of the 2019 EGM/AGM and activity weekend.

Climate Crisis  Please visit our new page about how the AAC(UK) and its members can contribute to tackling the Climate Crisis.
Photo & Sketch Competition 2018 Results!  Winners have been chosen and informed.  The Photo and Sketch competiton 2019 is now open!
Renew your membership for 2019 for continued benefits including Insurance.  If you are travelling soon please ensure that the travel date field is completed on the application form to prioritise your application. 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.
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, 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 Huts – Opening dates for Summer/Autumn 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!

2019 MEMBERSHIP – Click to join or renew – valid until 31 December 2019

Photo of the month

Pyrennes: Étang Blue (France) from Pic de Rialb (Andorra) – Diana Martin i Gamisans

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

If there are any changes for UK based members of the AAC(UK), relating to the EHIC (as a result of Brexit negotiations), KNOX has confirmed that medical insurance would be as it is for any member who doesn’t have access to EHIC. Medical costs would be covered as per the AWS leaflet.

[Updated 02 October 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