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Austrian Alpine Club

Austrian Alpine Club
Sport Mountaineering
Category Amateur athletic association
Founded November 19, 1862 (1862-11-19)
Regional affiliation 195 sections
Headquarters Innsbruck
President Andreas Ermacora
Official website
.at.alpenvereinwww

The Austrian Austria. It is responsible for the upkeep of over 236 alpine huts in Austria and neighbouring countries. It also maintains over 26,000 kilometres of footpaths, and produces detailed maps of key mountain areas within Austria. Much of this work is done by the Association's 22,000 volunteers.

The Association also has sections in Belgium and the United Kingdom, and a group in Poland.

  • Belgium: Vlaanderen Klim- en bergsportfederatie, or Sektion Flandern - 8800 members (as of 2013)
  • United Kingdom: Austrian Alpine Club (UK), or Sektion Britannia - 10,000 members (as of 2014)
  • Poland: Alpenverein grupa polska - a group hosted within (the Vienna-based) Sektion Austria

In 1871 Guido von List became the Association's secretary.

The Association has a museum in Innsbruck dedicated to the history of alpinism.

See also

External links

  • OeAV (Austrian Alpine Association) (German)
  • Austrian Alpine Club(UK) - OeAV Sektion Britannia (English)
  • Alpenverein grupa polska (Ortsgruppe of OeAV Sektion Austria) (Polish)
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