Training – Austria Courses

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Alpenverein-Akademie Courses
Basic Training, Summer 2019
Akademie Courses for AAC(UK) Tour Leaders
Improvers’ Training, Summer 2019Bookings can now be made for the Alpine Skills Improvers’ course.

 

 

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 500€ (TBC – but not more than 50% of course cost) 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 750€ (TBC – but not more than 75% of course cost). 15 places are reserved for the young adult grants on courses for 2019.  Grants cannot be given to members who are under 18 at the time of a course.

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Basic Training, Summer 2019

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July 14 – 20: Basic Alpine Skills Training, Braunschweigerhütte, Mittelberg ##

Basic Alpine Skills 2018 – Shona Howie

This course is designed for fit hill walkers and suitable for those who are interested in a solid foundation for mountaineering. You will practice the basics to move safely on rock and ice and learn about rescue techniques for glacier travel. 5 per guide (2 groups, 5 places reserved for Young Adults.)

 

August 11-17: Basic Klettersteige Skills Training, Weissbach bei Lofer ##

Group on Erlspitze – Uliana Kuzmisand

For those who have good hiking experience and are new to Klettersteige (via ferrata). You will receive instruction about equipment, technique and tactics on via ferrata, preparing you to attempt Klettersteige tours independently. Stay in comfort near the town.  5 per guide.

Group on Steingrubenkogel – Uliana Kuzmisand

 

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AKADEMIE COURSES FOR AAC(UK) TOUR LEADERS

Details of the different types of Tour leader courses are outlined below, together with the application process for each. If you are approved for any of these courses, the course costs will be met by the AAC(UK). For more information about the courses, click on the course titles below. The course content can be found under the tab ‘Inhalte’ whilst the skills and experience can be found under the tab ‘Voraussetzungen’.

If you wish to speak to someone about the Get Ready or Übungsleiter Courses before applying, contact the relevant Head of Discipline:

For Update courses, or any other courses, contact the office on: aac.office@aacuk.org.uk

 


Get Ready Courses for Aspiring AAC(UK) Tour Leaders

Get Ready Courses are preparation courses organised by the Alpenverein-Akademie for those who want to organise and lead tours on a voluntary basis. These are not assessment courses, but prepare candidates for the skills needed for the Übungsleiter course.

 

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Übungsleiter Assessment Courses for AAC(UK) Tour Leaders

Übungsleiter Courses are assessment courses organised by the Alpenverein-Akademie for those who want to organise and lead tours on a voluntary basis. The emphasis is on refining and assessing the skill sets that candidates already have, 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 Alpine mountain experience.

June 16 – 20: Übungsleiter Mountain Walking (Bergwandern), Hämmermoosalm, Leutasch

For those interested in leading general walking tours. You will be trained in how to familiarise groups with topics like surefootedness, balance and fitness in a methodical and skilled way, and gain an intensive first aid course. 8 places.

 

September 16 – 20: Übungsleiter: Mountain Biking, JUFA Hotel Wipptal, Steinach

For those interested in leading mountain bike tours. You will learn to plan tours safely and in an environment-friendly way.  Riding  techniques and equipment are also focal points of this course. 6 places

 

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Update courses for AAC(UK) tour leaders

Update courses are organised by the Alpenverein-Akademie and are designed for those with an Übunglsleiter qualification, which needs to be updated every 4 years.

April 18 – 21:  Update Skihochtour (hut to hut), Venediger Group

The masterclass in ski mountaineering where you are challenged both physically and mentally. Staying at Essener-Rostocker, Kürsinger and Neue Prager huts. Max 5 per guide.

 

 

August 8-11:  Update Black Path & Alpine Routes, Pfeishutte, Innsbruck

Managing abandoned trails in difficult conditions, such as wet or old snowfields, can quickly get you into trouble on a mountain hike. What means can you use to ensure the safety of the group, what assistance can you offer to uncertain members of the group? Recommendations and tips from our professionals for an adventurous and accident-free Alpine Club Tour.

 

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Improvers’ Training, Summer 2019

The Alpenverein-Akademie is no longer offering Improvers training courses for English-speaking members. The Alpine Team are commissioning two Improvers courses for summer 2019 from the commercial arm of Alpenverein Edelweiss (based in Vienna) which is called WELTbewegend. WELTbewegend can offer ‘packages’, comprising accommodation and instruction, for training courses for English speakers.

Members booking for one of the courses can do so via the Alpenverein Edelweiss website, but correspondence will come directly from WELTbewegend once booking is made (see the link to the website under the course entry below). Members must agree to the WELTbewegend’s Standard Terms of Business (click here for English version).  You will need to pay 20% of the total cost when WELTbewgend offers you a place and the remainder at least 20 days before the course starts.  WELTbewegend’s preference is for payment by bank transfer in Euros. Payment by credit card is also possible, but needs to be by phone to the WELTbewegend office – the telephone number is below.

To find out more about the courses, contact WELTbewegend on  +43 1 513 85 00 or info@weltbewegend.at  Business Hours: 9.00 – 18.00 (Mon-Thurs), 9.00-17.00 (Fri)

Want to talk to someone in the UK first? Ask the Head of Mountaineering and Klettersteige, Justin Mash on justin.mash3@gmail.com with a copy to the AAC(UK) office (in case he is away).

Subject to the availability of funds, AAC(UK) members with a minimum of 2 years’ current and continuous membership are eligible for grants towards the cost of the Improvers training courses organised by WELTbewegend. For 2019, such grants are for EUR500 or 50% of the cost of the course, whichever is the lower. For each course two Young Adults (aged 18-24 at the time of the course) may also apply for a higher grant of EUR750 or 75% of the course, whichever is lower. The grant will be paid by AAC(UK) in two stages: 50% on proof of the final payment to WELTbewegend and 50% on proof of successful completion of the course.

Grant Application Forms should be completed at the time you make a booking with WELTbewegend and must be returned to the AAC(UK) Office to check that you have the required membership history and are eligible for a grant.

Grant Application Forms are available, or contact the Office:

Details of the two courses are as follows – those for the Klettersteige Improvers course will be confirmed as soon as practicable:

July 20 – 26: Alpine Skills Improvers, 6 nights, Taschachhaus, Ötztal Alps

Training on ice and rock! The Taschachhaus, located in the Ötztaler Alpen in the heart of Tirol, is an excellent base to improve basic rock climbing skills as well as various glacier exercises.  The course also includes important theoretical units.

Previous experience required, eg AV-A Basic Alpine Skills course. 

 

Sep (tbc): Klettersteige Improvers, 6 nights, Dachstein/Ramsau tbc

 

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Courses already completed

 

March 9 – 13: Übungsleiter Ski Touring, Almi’s Berghotel, Obernberg

February 26 – March 2: Get Ready: Ski Touring, Hotel Lizum1600, Axamer Lizum

February 3 – 7: Übungsleiter Snowshoe Trekking, Almi’s Berghotel,  Obernberg

January 20 – 24: Get Ready: Snowshoe, Almi’s Berghotel, Obernberg

 

March 17 – 23: Basic Skihochtouren Training, Jamtalhütte, Galtür

February 24 – March 2: Basic Snowshoe Training, Almi’s Berghotel, Obernberg

February 14 – 17: Update Skitour (hut to hut), Stubai Alps

February 3 – 9: Basic Ski Touring Training, Almi’s Berghotel, Obernberg

January 20 – 26: Basic Off Piste Training, Hotel Lizum1600, Axamer Lizum

 

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