Participation in an Alpine Club Vienna (ACV) event is understood as acceptance by the participant of the following:
Valid membership in the Austrian Alpenverein (OeAV) is required to participate in Alpine Club Vienna events except when membership is expressly stated in the trip sheet as not required.
Insurance is provided through the Worldwide Service of the OeAV. This International Sport & Leisure insurance is included in the annual OeAV membership fee. The benefits & exclusions are listed in an English language brochure available from ACV and on the ACV website.
Program changes made by organizers due to weather or other conditions are without recourse.
Increased risk of accidents and injuries exists in outdoor and mountain activities. This risk cannot be completely excluded even with careful assistance by ACV organizers.
Participants must assume this risk by themselves. In order to keep this risk to a minimum, it is up to each participant to judge their own abilities and physical condition and to participate only in activities that are suited to their abilities, physical condition and equipment.
Participants must inform the event organizer before the start of the event about any impairment, health problems or other issues which could influence the course of the event.
The organizer has the right to exclude the participant from activities when in the opinion of the organizer the participant does not meet the necessary requirements for the advertised activities.
Participants under age 18 must present to the event organizer a written letter from their legal guardian granting permission to participate in the event.
EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PERSONAL ABILITY REQUIREMENTS
Technical Requirements –
T – for Hikes, High-alpine tours,Treks, Klettersteig (Via Ferrata), Rock climbing, Snowshoe hikes.
T1 I can move myself surefootedly on trails and narrow foot-paths.
T2 Rough areas, broken rocks and boulder fields are not a problem for me. I am sure-footed and free of dizziness.
T3 I feel fine in difficult technical conditions and have mountain experience. I can manage to climb problem-free up and down without a rope on routes of climbing difficulty UIAA grade 1+.
ST – Skiing Technique for Ski-touring, Ski-technique courses, Ski weeks
ST1 On RED pistes I ski confidently with parallel skiing technique. Off piste I am inexperienced.
ST2 Every BLACK piste I manage confidently and in control. Off piste I don't get nervous in sparsely wooded sections or steeper slopes.
ST3 Also in difficult conditions, BLACK pistes are no problem for me. Off piste I prefer steep runs and narrow situations (thick woods, gullies).
Additional ratings and remarks:
Rock climbing — Climbing grades UIAA: 2 – 11
Ice climbing:— WI 1 – WI 6
Klettersteig — rating scale A – E
Ice and firn slopes — slope angle in degrees °
Supplemmentary information (examples)
Confident skiing off piste.
Safe walking with crampons
Experience / tolerance with heights above xxxx metres
Physical-condition Requirements –
Baseline values for hourly ratings are either 400 metres height or 4 km distance. (Pauses not included !)
K – requirements for all tours/events
K1 2 – 4 hours / day; up and down
K2 4 – 7 hours / day; up and down
K3 7 – 10 hours / day; up and down