The Next Meeting
Monday 3 November
7 pm. Alpenvereinshaus 1010 Wien, Rotenturmstr. 14
29 Oct 2014
Follow the signs in the hof to Saal 1.
See the map below.
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.
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 (www.metgis.com), 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
October Meeting & Presentation
76 days in Bolivia
We spent two and a half months in Bolivia hiking, biking, interpreting bad maps, exploring the jungle, sitting safely in a boat and watching alligators yawn, visiting colonial cities and trying to combat traveler's diarrhea with a mixture of papaya seeds and milk.
The talk will be given by Laura Sedman and Radek Dostal :-)
03 Jun 2014
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.
27 May 2014