The Next Meeting
Monday 7 DEC
Alpenvereinshaus, Rotenturmstr. 14
1010 Vienna Follow the signs to the meeting room.
See the map below
17 Nov 2015
Vienna, all Austria and World Weather
Alpine Club Vienna
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.
Mon 7 DEC Meeting & Presentation
Member's 2015 Photo Review
This presentation will consist of pictures submitted by our members to form a delightful story of our 2015 outdoor experiences. Of course the more people who submit their pictures, the more interesting and entertaining the presentation will be. Hopefully there will even be a few photographs of hilarious situations.
17 Nov 2015
Saturday 14 NOV 7pm. Special Presentation
The Appalachian Trail:
A Great American Pilgrimage
By Kevin S. Fox & Sonia Ibáñez
With the best-selling books Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (2012) and A Walk in the Woods (1998) having their star-studded film adaptations released during the last two years, long distance walks have gained even more popular attention than ever before. Hollywood is not partial to America, either. Emilio Estevez' The Way (2011) has introduced many armchair travelers and would-be pilgrims from around the globe to northern Spain's Camino de Santiago.
But beyond these popular—and, perhaps, comfortable—representations of the long walk, what does it actually mean to travel on foot for months at a time? What about the logistics—food, water, shelter, safety? How long do you walk each day? How do you ready yourself for a hike that will take you through two or three seasons and across thousands of kilometers of terrain? What physical and mental challenges can you expect to encounter along the way?
Sonia Ibáñez, a photographer from Madrid, and Kevin S. Fox, a cultural geographer from Connecticut, walked the classic American footpath, the Appalachian Trail (AT), 3,500 kilometers end-to-end in 2013. Starting in June atop Mount Katahdin in Maine and arriving 5 months later on Springer Mountain in northern Georgia, the pair documented what they call their Great American Pilgrimage, all the while capturing in word and image American cultural landscapes found outside of the well-trodden tourist paths. Journey step-by-step with these two thru-hikers and get to know the how-to basics of hiking the AT, witness this other side of the United States through their photographs and get a taste of an America experienced 5 kilometers per hour.
04 Nov 2015
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.
NEW 21-22 NOV HIKE Hochschwab organized by Noriko
13 DEC Tim & Jack's Glühwein Marathon
5-10 JAN Winter Activities for Beginners & Pros -- Olga Täubler
COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
Register at the 7 DEC meeting for "Stop or Go" Avalanche Awareness
9-10 JAN Avalanche Rescue Management
4 JUN 2016 Mountain First Aid by Dr. Ferdinand Hirss
27 May 2014