AAC(UK) Sektion Britannia

The AAC(UK) is one of the best UK Mountaineering Clubs with thousands of UK and overseas members.  The mission of the club is to help people get into the mountains they love and to have fun there. The Austrian Alpine Club (UK) is the British Section of the ÖAV, Sektion Britannia!  The Österreichischer Alpenverein is the largest mountaineering club in Austria with 599,000 members in 2020. The closest translation of its name is the Austrian Alpine Federation as it has 196 Sections plus 122 local groups.

The AAC(UK) is one of the largest mountaineering clubs in the UK with over 12,000 UK and overseas members in 2020. 

Being a member of the club includes many benefits:

In addition, membership brings many other benefits.  If you are interested in any aspect of mountaineering, we warmly invite you to join or renew.

Alpine climbing in Wilder Kaiser

Tips on applying for Membership

Membership is open to ALL WORLDWIDE.  Membership is available from December to end of following December (max. 13 months) yearly.  You may join anytime during the membership year, but all valid memberships will expire at the end of the following December.  Membership prices for 2021 are the same as for 2020 except that the JUN and KD-KG categories for young people and children are completely free.

The membership application form is for individuals, families and households living at the same address.  If you are travelling in a group, individual applications are required.

Memberships cannot be applied for over the phone, please apply online.  Payment will be taken at the end with debit or credit card.  The following cards are accepted:

  • MasterCard (Credit)
  • MasterCard (Debit)
  • Visa (Credit)
  • Visa (Debit)
  • Delta (Debit)
  • Maestro (Debit)

If you would prefer to complete a Postal Application form please request one from the Office.

Membership is not valid until the application has been processed.  Processing only takes place during office opening hours; if you apply after closing hours or over a weekend your application will wait until the office reopens. If your application is URGENT please ensure that you complete the ‘departure date’ section of the form.  You may also add details to the ‘comments box’.  These applications will be dealt with as soon as possible after which you will be sent a confirmation email.   This will confirm your membership number and the address that the membership card(s) will be posted to (home address, unless you specify otherwise).  It will also confirm login details for members’ only information on the website.  If you have not received your confirmation email please check your email JUNK/SPAM folder before calling the office.

If you are interested in any aspect of mountaineering, we warmly invite you to join!

For more information about us please see the links below:

[Updated 06 July 2021]

Become A Member FOR 2021

2021 Membership is available now!

2021 Membership will be valid from midnight (UK time) on the day of processing up to 31 December 2021.

Click here to join/renew