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Monday 1 December

7 pm. Alpenvereinshaus 1010 Wien, Rotenturmstr. 14
Follow the signs in the hof to Saal 1.
See the map below.

29 Oct 2014

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Alpine Club Vienna

Group Activities

The Alpine Club Vienna – a branch of the Alpine Federation OEAV, Section Austria – is a club that provides English speaking people living in Vienna to “get outside and get involved” in Austria. The group was founded in 1995, bringing together two groups of people. Non natives to Austria whose German is not quite where they would like it to be, and Natives of Austria who enjoy an English Speaking Club. In a true win-win situation, these two sides meet and explore what the Alpine environment offers, mutually sharing a love and commitment to the outdoors.

Regular meetings and events are the backbone of the club, and spontaneous events add even more opportunities to get outside and get involved. The club is formed from 100% volunteers and works with a “friends inviting friends” guiding principle. We are not tour guides, and we do not offer our services for a fee. However, we can bring you into contact with individuals who do just this.
Each leader agrees to lead one or more events throughout the year. They plan it, and share their experience with the rest of us.

Latest Club News

December Meeting & Presentation

Member's 2014 Photo Review 

This month's presentation will be a compilation of several pictures from any member who would like to share their outdoor experiences from 2014. Christoph Seidlböck will coordinate all the pictures you send to us to make a memorable presentation. Send a description of who, what, where, when for each picture.

Please prepare between 5-10 jpg pictures to send to Chris in care of 
Don't wait! Do it now so Chris has a chance to put all the pictures into a great presentation. (If you want to send more than 10 please check with Chris before sending them.)

Looking forward to an interesting presentation.

11 Nov 2014

November Meeting & Presentation

The Art & Science of Producing
High-Resolution Weather Forecasts
for High Mountain Areas

Presented by: Dr. Gerald Spreitzhofer

The presentation is about MetGIS (, an advanced and widely-used international
meteorological forecasting website, specialized on the prediction of snow and mountain weather.
The system combines numerical weather forecasting with ultra-high resolution terrain databases.
It produces very detailed meteorological forecasts for the world’s most prominent mountain ranges,
with several updates per day. The predictions include parameters such as temperature, wind,
precipitation, fresh snow and cloudiness.
The system was originally created for international business customers from fields such as
avalanche warning, road maintenance, tourism and open-pit mining.
Since a short time it may also be used by all sorts of mountain enthusiasts for planning a safe trip,
no matter if in the world's great trekking areas and expedition mountains or for a short Sunday
afternoon hike or ski tour.

29 Oct 2014

Latest Group News

Events -- Trip Sheet Links

TRIP SHEETS for events can be found by clicking  HERE which will take you to an explanation about ratings & participation in our events and then a listing of this year's events.


23 NOV - 15th Annual Gluehwein Marathon

29 NOV - United Nations Women's Guild annual International Christmas Bazaar at the Austria Centre Vienna.

1 DEC - Stop or Go course taught in English - preliminary discussion, date selection and enrollment will be at the Dec. club meeting.

10-11 JAN 2015 - Avalanche Rescue Management taught in English.

17-18 JAN 2015 - Indoor Climbing Course for Beginners taught in English.

27-28 JUN 2015 - Basic Education on Rock & Ice taught in English.

updated 2014-11-11

27 May 2014