• Discount on Alpine huts in Austria – Click for link

    Members are entitled to a reduction in bed charges up to €10 per night in all huts in belonging to the ÖAV (Austrian Alpine Association) and DAV (German Alpine Club), with reductions in other huts belonging to members of the Association of Alpine Clubs of Austria (VAVÖ) plus over 70 private guesthouses and hostels.

  • Reciprocal Hut Rights – Click for link

    Our members also enjoy reduced accommodation rates in all mountain huts belonging to the national mountaineering federations of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, and Switzerland.

  • Insurance – Mountain Rescue and Repatriation – Alpenverein Worldwide Service (AWS) – Click for link

    All current members are covered by the AWS rescue and repatriation service during their membership year. The ÖAV insurance policies are provided by Austrian companies and governed by Austrian law.  Cover is worldwide and primarily for mountain rescue, it is NOT comprehensive travel insurance and you may need to take out additional insurance to meet all your requirements.  It is also possible to purchase additional insurance (KNOX Alpenverein premium single trip cover) if your trip is more than 8 weeks long or if you will be going above 6000m.  This is only available to current members who reside permanently within Europe.

  • Events/Activities – Click for link

    We have a wide range of activities in the UK and abroad:

Except for the lecture programme, these activities are for members only.

The pages listed above are public pages and more information is available in the password-protected members’ area.

We sell a range of merchandise to members only through the AAC(UK) Office: Alpenverein maps of the Eastern Alps and Expedition maps, DAV Bayerische maps, Climbing maps, Calendars, Year Book*, Bergauf magazine* (5 times a year), clothing bearing the Club insignia, and small items of equipment.  *in German

  • Special Funds (Click links below)

The Hut Fund (click link for more info) – AAC(UK) (Sektion Britannia) gratefully accepts donations to the Hut fund for hut maintenance and modernisation, which meets health and safety and environmental requirements. The difficult access and high altitude of many of the huts adds to the cost of the work.

The Expedition Fund (click link for more info) – The Expedition fund enables mountaineering expeditions run by its members if it considers such expeditions to be relevant to the Club’s aims and of a worthwhile nature. This funding has been entirely donated by our members for this specific purpose. We are particularly keen to support small independent expeditions run and composed of younger members in the early stages of their mountaineering careers.

  • Other Benefits: (details in Members’ Area)

    • Access to the password-protected Members’ Area of our website
    • Quarterly newsletter with articles and Club calendar
    • Subsidies for training courses in the UK and Austria
    • Members’ discounts at Cotswold Outdoor, Elite Mountain Supplies, Tilley, Cicerone, Toms and Paramo.
    • Photo and Sketch Competition

The AAC(UK) and the ÖAV

You may find out more about the relationship between the AAC(UK) and the Österreichischer Alpenverein (ÖAV) here.

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[Updated 06 March 2018]

Become A Member FOR 2018

2018 Membership is valid from midnight (UK time) on the day of processing up to 31 Jan 2019.

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