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. Meets 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 is willing to communicate by email. Please do not approach any accommodation proprietor to attempt to vary any aspect of the Meet Organiser’s accommodation booking; only the Meet Organiser 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.

Club Meets and Tours outside the UK in 2019

The tour proposals below are open to enquiries with the leaders. Once tours are formally agreed by the Club, the tour details and associated booking form will be made available on the website.  Only then can members book their place.  (Please do not secure your travel arrangements until you have completed your booking form and your place on the tour is confirmed by the leader.)

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

February  18 – 23:  Tuxer Alps, Austria

Hut based, ski tour days from the Lizumerhütte.  Non glaciated terrain. Would suit intermediate ski mountaineers.


March 3 – 9 (tbc): Chamonix, France

Lift-assisted day tours around the Chamonix valley.


March 18 – 24: Stubai Alps, Austria

Intermediate grade hut to hut ski tour adventure, from Stubai Sellrain to Hoch Stubai. Glaciated terrain.


March 25 – 31: Ötztal Alps, Austria

A two to three hut ski tour including the Similaun Hut and the Hochjoch Hospiz, finishing with the Wildspitze if conditions allow. Grade: Medium, Pace: Medium.


April 7 – 13:  Southern Carpathians, Romania

Hut to hut ski tour in the Bucegi Mts above 2000m. Non glaciated terrain.


End June – early Jul (tbc): South Tyrol, Italy 

Mountaineering trip (glaciated) in the Ortler Massif, including the Ortler Peak (3905m) – the highest peak – and other lower peaks.


July 2 – 10: Bavarian Alps, Germany /Austria 

Hut to hut tour of the Berchtesgaden limestone alps. Crossing the Germany/Austria border, circling the Königssee, and passing near Germany’s second highest peak (Watzmann 2713m). 


July 2 – 12:  Ötztal Alps, Austria 

Hut to hut tour, roughly following the route of the ‘Ötztal Trek’. Opportunities to climb some high peaks around the Upper Ötztal. Suitable for fit members experienced in roped movement on rock and ice.


July 14 – 22: Berliner Höhenweg, Zillertal, Austria

Eight stage classic hut to hut tour around the Zillertal Nature Park – starting and ending in Mayrhofen, Austria. 


July 22 – 27 (tbc): Dachstein Group, Austria 

Hut to hut tour with the potential for peaks. From Ramsau am Dachstein, following the Dachstein Massif then crossing the ridge to return along the Goskaumm ridge to Schladming and the Enns valley. 


Jul 22 – 29: Dolomites, Italy 

A hut to hut traverse of the Dolomites following the Alta Via 1, a classic long distance trail. 


July 25 – August 8:  Chamonix, France – Zermatt, Switzerland  

A classic ‘Haute Route’, involving 3 full days of glacier walking and an ascent of the Col Supérieur du Tour which links two glaciers. Possible ascents of Tête Blanche and Pigne d’Arolla.  


September 7 – 15: Brenta Dolomites, Italy   

Hut to hut klettersteige tour including alternative routes for bad weather.  


Events already taken place

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July 12 – 16: 70th Anniversary Celebration, Hohe Tauern, Austria

A group of 50 members and special guests from the ÖAV gathered for the weekend to celebrate 70 years of Sektion Britannia. Allan Hartley organised this event at the Rudolfshütte Berghotel with great success!

Group Picture with Allan – Richard Field

Group Photo Outside Rudolfshütte – Allan Hartley

Kristall Klettersteige (Middle Section) – Harry Loots

Glacial Lake en Route to Granatspitze – Harry Loots

Vertical Section of Kristall Klettersteige – Harry Loots

Representatives during the President informal address at the Gala Dinner, from left, Allan Hartley President, Christina Crowther daughter of founding member and FIRST AAC(UK) President Henry Crowther, Alex Gymer representing the Alpine Team, Janet Britnell representing the Board of Directors, guests from Alpenverein Haus in Innsbruck Gabi Schlecter Alpenverein Akademie, Monika Melcher Public Relations, Petra Einberger Finance


[Updated 14 November 2018]


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