Training Courses – Alpine & UK

Click the headings below for each course area:

ALPENVEREIN-AKADEMIE COURSES
Winter training 2018
Summer training 2018
Akademie assessment courses for AAC(UK) tour leaders

UK TRAINING EVENTS AND COURSES
Winter Mountaineering
Winter Skiing
Climbing
Alpine Movement


 

ALPENVEREIN-AKADEMIE COURSES

These alpine courses are organised for English speaking participants by the Alpenverein-Akademie, which is based at the Alpenvereinshaus, Innsbruck.  Details of these courses in English can be found here.

Don’t be put off by the advertised prices as AAC(UK) members with a minimum of 2 years’ continuous membership can obtain a reduction of up to €475 (but not more than 50%) by applying in advance to the AAC(UK) for an Alpine Training Grant.

Young adults, aged 18 to 24 at the time of the course and with a minimum of 2 years’ continuous membership, can obtain a reduction of up to €708 (but not more than 75%).  5 places are reserved for the Basic Alpine Skills Training.  A further 10 places are available on courses for Summer 2018 and Winter 2019 (details to be published later).  Grants cannot be given to members who are under 18 at the time of a course. 

Details of courses and grants can be seen in the Members’ Area on https://aacuk.org.uk/m-alpenverein-akademie-courses (password required).

Courses marked ## are now fully booked but enquire about possible vacancies.


 

Winter training 2018

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March 18 – 24: Basic Skihochtouren Training, Jamtal Hütte, Silvretta

March 11 – 17: Improvers Ski Touring Training for Seniors, Berghotel Rudolfshütte

March 4 – 10: Improvers Ski Touring Training, Almi’s Berghotel, Obernberg

February 25 – March 3: Basic Snowshoe Training, Gasthof Marlstein, Kühtai ##

 

Summer training 2018

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July 15 – 21:  Basic Alpine Skills Training: Braunschweiger Hütte, Ötztaler Alps ##

The training is designed for fit hill walkers and suitable for those who are interested in a solid foundation for mountaineering. You practice the basics to move safely in rock and ice and learn about rescue techniques for glacier travel.  Up to 5 places for Young Adults.

July 22 – 28: Improvers Alpine Skills Training: Jamtal Hütte, Silvretta ##

Experienced mountaineers are invited to refresh and improve their skills. Special rope techniques such as the laying of and moving on fixed ropes, advanced rescue techniques and thorough tour planning will prepare you for round trips in the high alps and more difficult peaks.

August 12 – 18: Basic Klettersteige Training, Gasthof Rechenhof, Innsbruck ##

For members who have good hiking experience and are new to Klettersteige. You will receive instruction about equipment, technique and tactics on via ferratas, prearing you to attempt Klettersteige tours independently. Stay in comfort near the town, with venues easy to reach with AV-A’s minibus.

 

Akademie assessment courses for AAC(UK) tour leaders

Übungsleiter Courses are organised by the Alpenverein-Akademie for those who want to organise and lead tours on a voluntary basis. The emphasis is on assessing and refining the skill sets that candidates already have but training is provided in a range of elements, with a particular focus on Leadership and Safety. This is particularly important for the Skihochtouren and Hochtouren awards both of which require competence in rope techniques. Candidates are expected to have plenty of relevant mountain experience which should include organising and undertaking tours.

2018

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July 1- 6: Übungsleiter Hochtouren, Warnsdorfer Hütte, Hohe Tauern

You will be trained in leading but also in rescue techniques, from the different aspects of crevasse rescue to retreat in case of sudden weather changes. Main issues covered are travel on glaciers, climbing of ridges on belay, as well as awareness of risks when planning a tour. 5 places.

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March 14 – 18: Übungsleiter Skihochtouren, Stubai Alps, Franz Senn Hütte  


 

UK TRAINING EVENTS AND COURSES

These courses are only available to current members of AAC(UK) with 2 years’ continuous membership.

Planned training events and courses are listed below. Training in other skills and techniques can be organized if there are sufficient indications of interest.

For more details apply for membership and get access to the Members Only Area.


2018

The programme below includes training events provided by AAC(UK) in winter mountaineering; climbing; and Alpine movement.

 

Winter Mountaineering

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March 3: Training in Winter Navigation, Glencoe, West Highlands ##

 

Winter Skiing

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‘Training in skiing can be accessed by selected courses provided by Glenmore Lodge. These courses have now run for this season’. 

 

Climbing

The Club’s programme caters for beginners through to leading, and includes multi-pitch climbs.

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May 12 – 13: Training in Climbing, Peak District, Derbyshire

Two courses, provided by AAC(UK) and using qualified instructors:

  • Improvers: Develop your rope work and use of technical equipment, putting you on the right route for crag independence. (8 places, ratio of 1:4): cost £45.
  • Leading: You will learn protection, clipping and rope work, building belays, abseiling, route selection and grades.

June 4 – 8: Training in Multi-Pitch Climbing, Snowdonia

On this course, provided by AAC(UK) and using qualified instructors, learn and refresh all the skills required to climb multi-pitch routes. It will cover seconding as well as leading, depending on aspiration and ability.

 

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April 7 – 8: Training in Climbing, Peak District, Derbyshire

 

Alpine Movement

The Club has organised two events that will cover key skills needed for the Alps.

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May 9 – 11: Training in Alpine Movement, Snowdonia

This course, open to all members, aims to develop and practice techniques, including scrambling techniques, movement on rock, use of ropes for belaying and moving together.  Participants will have the opportunity to extend their stay to include the weekend to practice and consolidate newly acquired skills.

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April 13 – 15: Training in Alpine Movement (Young Adults), Snowdonia

This course, provided by AAC(UK) using qualified instructors, is for Young Adults who want to discover scrambling and alpine techniques through safe movement on rocky ridges and buttresses in preparation for alpine mountaineering.

 

 

 


[Updated 14 May 2018]

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