Meets and Tours – Overseas

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This programme of non-UK Club meets and tours, mostly organised by members for members, provides an opportunity for you to take part in a wide variety of events, outside the UK. Please join in. Your company is welcome; your enthusiasm, help and expertise are needed. If you can arrange an event of any kind, please contact the relevant co-ordinator well in advance. To offer a tour you will need to have a leader’s qualification (Übungsleiter) – see Training: Austrian Courses, Leadership page. Meets and tours require long lead times and should be planned, and booked, well ahead.

All meets and tours: Plan and book early to avoid disappointment. A non-returnable deposit or full payment is required to book a place.  Please also supply an SAE, unless the Meet Organiser/Tour Leader is willing to communicate by email. Please do not approach any accommodation proprietor to attempt to vary any aspect of the Organiser’s/Leader’s accommodation booking; only the Meet Organiser/Tour Leader may do this.

For other Overseas meets and holidays that are outside the Club’s official programme, please see Members’ events – non club (MENOC)


The AAC(UK) recognises that climbing, hill and country walking, mountain biking, mountaineering and snow sports are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks, being responsible for their own actions, involvement and safety.
The Club, its officers, Board and Alpine Team members and persons acting on behalf of the Club cannot be held liable for any loss or injury occurring to any participant while taking part in its activities

Overseas Tours in 2020

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

Please do not secure your travel arrangements until your place on the tour is confirmed by the leader.

February 11 – 17: Obernberg in Wipptal, Austria ##

Snowshoe days based at Almi’s Berghotel. 2 levels of walk offered each day; an easier lower level and a harder higher level. For snowshoers at all levels.


March 1 – 7: Kleinwalsertal, Allgäuer Alps, Austria ##

Ski tour days from Schwarzwasser Hütte, to the south of Hoherlfen on the Austrian-German border. Non glaciated, easy grades, suitable for ski tour beginners or those with limited experience.


March 15 – 20: Stubai Alps, Austria ##

Hut to hut ski tour in the Hoch Stubai Alps, starting and ending in the Stubaital.  Aimed at those who are confident in ascent and descent of 35 degree slopes and are able to ski all types of off-piste snow including glaciated terrain.


March 15 – 21: Tuxer Alps, Austria ##

Lizumer-hut-Tuxer-ski-tour – Dan-Morgan

Day ski tours from the Lizumer Hütte to include ascents of Graue Wand, Molser Sonspitze, Torspitze, Geier and other surrounding peaks.  For intermediate ski mountaineers.


March 15 – 21: Matrei am Brenner, Austria

Kloster Gasthof Maria Waldrast – Ann-Marie Davies

Snowshoe days based at Maria Waldrast monastery for beginners or more experienced snowshoers.  Book by 10 January.



March 22 – 27: Kühtai, Austria (Tour 1) ##

Day ski tours from the Dortmunder Hütte in the Kühtai valley.  For beginners to touring, but who can ski Blue and some Red runs in resort, or who have experience of simple off-piste.


March 22 – 27: Kühtai, Austria (Tour 2)

Day ski tours from the Dortmunder Hütte in the Kühtai valley.  For beginners to touring, but who can ski Blue and some Red runs in resort, or who have experience of simple off-piste.


March 28 – April 5: Ötztal, Austria ##

A circular ski tour, starting and finishing in the small village of Vent in the Austrian.  This tour is suitable for fit, determined intermediate grade ski tourers. Glaciated terrain.


June 20 – 26: Steinernes Meer and Hochkönig, Austria

Hut to hut tour, hiking & climbing the peaks in the Hochkönig and Steinernes Meer ranges of the Berchtesgaden Alps. A good level of fitness and confidence scrambling on steep ground with exposure is required.


June 28th – July 3rd:  Glaciers and peaks in Jotunheimen, Norway

Storebjørn – Torbjørn Frotveit

Day hikes, involving glacier ascents, some scrambling and stony areas without paths, in one of Norway’s main alpine areas. Based at Leirvassbu Hut in western Jotunheimen. Previous experience on glaciers required.


July 12 – 25: Vignemale-Perdido Circuit, Pyrenees, France-Spain ##

Vignemale-Perdido Circuit Pyrenees – Nick Harris

Hut to hut tour through the impressive alpine terrain of the central French and Spanish Pyrenees. A demanding trek, with easy scrambling over steep passes.  For the experienced mountain walker. 


August 23 – September 4:  Venediger & Glockner groups, Ost Tirol, Austria ##

A magnificent hut to hut tour through the impressive alpine terrain of the Venediger and Glockner mountains of the Ost Tirol. A demanding trek with easy scrambling over steep passes, challenging in bad weather, and with some cables in places. New snow is possible. For the experienced mountain walker.



August 30 – September 6:  Hohe Tauern, Austria

Plauener hut area – G Singleton

Hut to Hut hiking tour through non-glaciated terrain of the Reichen Group in the western part of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Medium grade with some exposed areas with fixed assistance. Moderately strenuous for a fit participant.


December 12 – 19: Maria Waldrast Abbey, Obernberg and Innsbruck Xmas Markets, Austria

Snowshoeing in the Tirol – Lesley Emin

This trip offers day snowshoe tours from two different locations. It is for snowshoers of all grades, including beginners. The base for the first two days snowshoeing is Maria Waldrast Abbey near Mattrei am Brenner.  For the next four days the base is in the Obernberg area. The last day is a non-snowshoe day in Innsbruck.


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[Updated 11 February 2020]


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