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Monday 7 DEC
7 pm.
, Rotenturmstr. 14
1010 Vienna Follow the signs to the meeting room.
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17 Nov 2015

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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

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 Appa
lachian 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 th
e 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

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.


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


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

Rev. 2015-11-13

27 May 2014