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 any members using Alpenverein huts, participants must bring their own sleeping bag, pillowcase, towels, face mask, hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes in order to comply with hut Covid regulations. Please also check on the hut website the exact requirements before travel.  Please also confirm Covid specific requirements with your tour leader in advance of travel. 

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

Overseas Winter Tours 2021

December 11 – 18 (7 nights):  Festive Snowshoeing, Tirol, Austria.

Festive’ snowshoeing based in 2 locations: Maria Waldrast Abbey, Matrei am Brenner, and Almi’s Berghotel, Obernberg, plus night/day in Innsbruck. Trip suitable for complete beginners or more experienced snowshoers. Routes: gentle wooded trails plus open snowfields to summits. 


Overseas Winter Tours 2022

Before you apply for a tour, it is essential that you read the following Covid-19 guidance document

More ski and snow shoe tours will be added soon.  Keep an eye on the website and e-news for updates.

January 22 – 29:  Saint Gervais / Les Contamines, France.

Day ski tours for intermediates, non-glaciated terrain, from a base in St Gervais. Climbing approx 1000m per day.


January 30 – February 05 (6 Nights): Snowshoeing, Obernberg im Wipptal, Austria.

Snowshoe days, offering 2 levels of walk each day; an easier lower level walk and a harder higher level walk. 


January 30 – February 6:  Monte Rosa, Italy.

Day ski tours for beginners/ intermediates in the Val d’Ayas and Vallone di Gressoney. 


February 5 – 12:  Tuxer Alps, Austria.

Ski tour days from Lisumer hut, non-glaciated terrain, for intermediate, experienced ski tourers.


February 27 – March 4:  Stubai Sellrain, Austria.

Ski tour days from the Westfalenhaus and the Potsdamer hut, intermediate grade, on non-glaciated terrain.


March 5 – 11:  Tirol, Austria.

Hut to hut ski tour for intermediates, based at the Weidener hut & Lizumer hut.


March 13 – 18:  Queyras, Hautes-Alpes, France. 

Ski tour days in non glaciated terrain.  Touring from 2 locations.


March 20 – 27:  Tuxer Alps Ski Tour, Austria.

A challenging hut to hut tour on moderate non glaciated terrain. 


Overseas Meets 2022

July 6th – 13th:  Dachstein, Austria.

Eight day hut to hut trek around the Dachstein and Gosaukamm – south east of Salzburg.  Starting and ending in Ramsau.

Adamek Hutte, Dachstein – Jack Bauer


July 18 – 21:  Franz Senn Hut in the Stubai Alps – Bergfest, Austria.

Coming out of the Covid pandemic the Club will be hosting a Bergfest meet for families at the Franz Senn Hut in the Stubai Alps in July 2022.

We are hoping the Bergfest will attract families with young children, young adults, grandmas, granddads, grandkids, old hands and anyone looking to have a hutting experience or to just pitch up and meet old friends.  The meet will take place over four days and will offer a good mix of activities guaranteed to bring laughter, smiles and loads of selfie opportunities!  Our past President, Allan Hartley, will head this meet; he and the Club are keen for this to be the first of many Austrian Bergfest meets!

The activities on offer will include simple walks, ascents of nearby peaks, and having a go at Klettersteig (via ferrata), river gorge walking, slack lining and flying fox zip wire. There will be mountain guides on hand to help with instruction and learning of basic mountain craft skills plus the joy of gaining new experiences and making new friends.

Allan Hartley – Bergfest – Franz Senn Hut



Climbing, hill and country walking, hiking, scrambling, mountain biking, mountaineering, klettersteig and snow sports (and any other similar activities) (the “Activities”) organised by Austrian Alpine Club (UK) (“AAC(UK)”) are physically challenging and carry risks that AAC(UK) cannot entirely eliminate. These include the risk of personal injury or death. In taking part in the Activities you acknowledge and accept these risks, being responsible for your own actions, involvement, health condition and safety.  All event participants must follow any safety warnings or instructions displayed or given to them by a leader or organiser (and ask a leader or organiser if anything is unclear). In the absence of any breach of duty by AAC(UK), participation in the Activities is entirely at participants’ own risk.

Looking to purchase mountaineering equipment for an activity or course? Check out the Members’ Small Ads page for a selection of used mountaineering equipment.

[Updated 20 October 2021]


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