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.

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.

  • Members’ Insurance – Alpenverein Weltweit 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.

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.

Mountaineering Equipment Suppliers offering Discounts to Club Members, offer mountaineering clothing and equipment to our members at specially discounted prices. Purely to avoid any legal liability, we are unable to provide any Club endorsement, and any sales contracts are between members and the commercial organisations concerned.

A selection of Members mountaineering items for sale.  Check out the Members Small Ads section.

Want to look at a current or previous copy of our newsletter?  See Page by page pdf versions of the last years newsletters.

We have a wide range of activities in the UK and abroad.  Except for the lecture programme, these activities are for members only.

  • Other Benefits: (log in to see more details)

    • Access to the password-protected Members’ only information on 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, Cicerone, Prevent Sports Pain 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 12 December 2018]

Become A Member FOR 2019

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

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