The Austrian Alpine Club (UK)

The AAC(UK) is one of the largest UK Mountaineering Clubs with over 13,000 UK and overseas members. The principal benefits of membership, at no extra charge, are:

  • Mountain Rescue Insurance; worldwide, without age limit and inclusive of repatriation;
  • Alpine Hut Rights; discounted accommodation costs in alpine huts belonging to the National Alpine Mountaineering Federations.

In addition, membership brings many other benefits


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If you are interested in any aspect of mountaineering, we warmly invite you to join

Special General Meeting and Incorporation at  Hollowford Centre, Castleton, on 8 October 2016

The SGM was called to transfer the Club to a Private Company Limited by Guarantee.  The new Articles and Bye-laws of the Austrian Alpine Club (UK) Limited were accepted (replacing the Club’s Constitution and Standing Orders) and a Transfer Date of mid-November was agreed so that all 2017 memberships will fall within the remit of the new company.  The Articles of Association and Bye-Laws can be seen here, click on the links.
The main reason behind incorporation is to give the Club a ‘legal personality’ so that it can take responsibility in its own right rather than the current position where all legal formalities (including liabilities) have to be borne by Executive Committee members in their personal capacity.  Adult Club members will be full members of the new company;  they do not have to buy shares but give a Guarantee of £1 should the company go into liquidation.
On the membership application/renewal form there is a box to tick to say that you agree to receiving company documents by e-mail.  This will save us a lot of money in printing and postage costs!

[Updated 15 February 2017]

Membership for 2016 has now expired!  Click here to apply for or renew Membership for 2017. 

Photo of the Month

Cloud inversion at Sulzenau Hutte: Ted Ashby

We would like to feature in this position a photograph of members taking part in a recent Club Activity, and we would like to change it regularly.  If you can contribute, please email photographs and descriptions to the Webmaster.

See the new AAC(UK) office: Unit 43, Glenmore Business Park, Blackhill Road, Holton Heath, Poole, Dorset. BH16 6NL. Tel: 01929 556870. email:

Office staff – Victoria & Laura (pictured) and Catherine, Hannah & Louise

Become A Member FOR 2017

2017 Membership is valid from midnight (UK time) on the day of processing up to 31 Jan 2018.

Click here to join/renew