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Member Benefits (Benefits for Members)

Member Benefits


Alpenverein Weltweit Service (AWS)


The Alpenverein Weltweit Service (AWS) provides cover for all members of Österreichischer Alpenverein for rescues in the event of any accidents during leisure activities.

Alpine Huts, Reciprocal Hut Rights & The George Starkey Hut

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Members are entitled to a reduction in bed charges with huts in Austria belonging to the ÖAV (Austrian Alpine Club) and DAV (German Alpine Club). Additional reductions with other mountaineering federation huts, The George Starkey Hut (UK), private guesthouses, and hostels are also available.

Activities & Events

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AAC(UK) volunteers organise a wide and varied program of activities for their fellow members, ranging from day walks through UK weekend meets to full weeks and longer at home and abroad.


Expedition Fund & Grants

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The Expedition Fund operates on funds entirely donated by AAC(UK) members. It awards grants to members organising mountaineering expeditions if it considers such expeditions to be relevant to the Club’s aims, of a worthwhile nature and mindful of their possible impact on the environment and the Climate. We are particularly keen to support small independent expeditions run and composed of younger members in the early stages of their mountaineering careers.

Discounts with Mountain Equipment Suppliers

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Discounts are available for members with top outdoor retailers including Cotswold Outdoor, Cicerone, Sports Pursuit and more.


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Be inspired by member articles and Club updates produced in the Club's Newsletter.

Printed newsletters are produced on a quarterly bases and contains a list of activities, training courses, and articles of exploration provided by fellow members.

Electronic versions of past and current newsletters are available to on our website.




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