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:

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

  • ALPENVEREIN HUTS – New opening dates for Summer 2017

  • FREE HUT MAP for members!  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! Let us know in the office if you’d like one! If you request one as part of a merchandise order, or request one to be sent with your membership card, then map postage is FREE for a limited time!  (please request one in the comments section when applying for membership).  If not being sent with anything else, then postage is just £1.50UK, £1.70 outside the UK. Please contact the office for your copy.

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 24 April 2017]

Click here to apply for or renew Membership for 2017.

Photo of the Month

Snowshoe course in a beautiful valley at 2200m in the Silvretta Alps Range – photo by Arno Elout

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