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 and Bye-Laws  will  appear as hyperlinks on the membership page at the end of November when the 2017 membership details are published.

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 will be 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!


  • First prize for AAC(UK) – Once again, Sektion Britannia has won first prize at the 2016 Hauptversammlung (AGM) in Eisenstadt, for the greatest increase in membership in membership year 2015.  Apart from the distinction that goes with this, there is a payment of €1000 and an ice axe.  The €1000 will go to our Hut Fund and the axe has been donated to the ÖAV Bergsport department. At the end of 2014 our membership number was 10,499 but this rose to 11,713 by the end of 2015.  The actual figure for the end of 2016 is 13,326, another remarkable increase!
  • Equipment recall notice – this may affect your safety! (Updated 27/04/2016)  For more info and other recall notices see related link on the ÖAV website.

[Updated 30 November 2016]

Membership for 2017 is now available. 

Membership for 2016 will expire at the end of January 2017. 

Photo of the Month

Olperer Runde - by Allan Hartley

Olperer Runde – by Allan Hartley

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.

Become A Member FOR 2017

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

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