FAQs relating to Club Membership

How do I join the AAC(UK)?

This is explained in detail in our Membership page.

What are the benefits of joining the AAC(UK)?

The Benefits page will tell you about the many benefits of membership.

How can I pay for membership?

The easiest way to (re)join and pay for membership, if you have a debit or credit card, is using this website. Please go to the Membership page where you will see it all explained. The other way is to contact the AAC(UK) Office and ask for a Membership Application Form, which is self-explanatory and which additionally enables you to pay by cheque.

Is there a special deal for families?

We encourage family membership, and there is a special discount for familes that join.

Is AAC(UK) only for people living in the UK?

Not at all, the AAC(UK) has members from all over the world.

For how long does membership last?

The membership year is the calendar year, but is extended to provide for those going to the mountains over the Christmas – New Year holiday, and to allow time for members to renew. So for example membership is confirmed when the membership card is issued, which may be in early December of the preceding year. In this case membership continues for up to 14 months until the end of January next year. However, neither membership nor insurance cover in January next year will be valid unless membership is renewed before the end of January next year.  Example: for membership year 2015, membership could extend at most from December 2014 until January 2016 inclusive.

Do I get a membership card?

Every member receives a membership card which they must sign (with children’s [category JG and KD] cards being signed instead by a parent or guardian who is a member). You need to show both this card and your passport (or other identity document) to obtain the benefits of membership.

Can I join or renew over the phone?

No, please use either our secure Membership page or ask our AAC(UK) Office for a Postal Membership Application Form (which may be sought by phone).

How long does it take to process a membership application?

We do try to process both postal and website applications within three working days of receiving them, but this cannot be guaranteed. In periods of high demand or in the event of force majeure an even longer time must be allowed, however if you complete the ‘Departure date’ section of the application form you will automatically be prioritised and we will do our very best to get the membership card(s) to you in time, posting 1st Class where necessary.  Note that receiving the membership cards may take longer due to postage delays. 

Please note The AAC(UK) Office does not operate on Friday afternoons or weekends, and is usually closed for several days over the Christmas/New Year period.  Applications received during this time will NOT have valid Insurance cover until processed by the office.

What if my membership-related question is not in this list?

Please contact the AAC(UK) Office, and we will do our best to answer it.

[Updated 03 December 2018]

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