Austria in the Summer
We all know that the Austrian mountains are beautiful in the summer and we also know that the summer in the mountains is affordable and peaceful because the infrastructure is set up for the much busier winter season. Austrian Bergsteigerdörfer areas are great to aim for, wit their emphasis on quiet village life, good public transport, and scenic paths , www.bergsteigerdoerfer.org.
Safeguarding and Inclusion Policy
This year, under 18-year-olds will be included in a club adventure for the first time in recent years. We wanted to make clear our position on safeguarding and inclusion and the new policy will be on the website under About Us/Company information and Club Management.
We were sorry to learn of the death of Antony Weedon on 13 February. Anthony enjoyed frequent visits to Austria and was a loyal member of the AAC(UK) for over 60 years, with his last membership being 2021.
You'll see an ad for the AGM weekend (28 to 30 October) in this newsletter. Any member wishing to propose a resolution to be considered at the AGM should submit it to the Office by the end of June. The resolution will need a proposer and five seconders and all must be current members.
Joining the Board
The Directors deal with a wide variety of topics big and small, from safety in the mountains to the club's social media profile, to spending the hut fund wisely. If you'd be interested in joining us, especially in the areas of finance, IT, risk management and safeguarding, we'd be delighted. There are 10+ of us and we meet six times a year, mostly on Zoom. To find out more, please contact the Office they can put you in touch with the Chairman. The nomination form is on the website under About Us/Company Information and Club Management.
Items for the Autumn Newsletter
Now that the COVID brakes are off for travel (but still check hut restrictions when booking) the newsletter editor hopes to be deluged with articles about your adventures in the hills and mountains. They can be short or long, up to about 1000 words, and preferably accompanied by route plans and good quality photographs (>1.5 Mb). We also welcome articles on any aspect of members activities, training courses, meets, technical advice, environmental studies, book reviews and other material suitable for publication. Copy date for the Autumn newsletter is 1 July, contributions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't be bashful. we are here to help!
Select the first article in the printed newsletter sequence, or choose from the following:
Club News The opening page
Snowshoe Tour, Obernberg am Brenner -- by Diane Perry Tirol, Austria
Expedition to Kyrgyzstan, 2021 -- by Tom Davis-Merry & Alex Metcalf
The one that got away - Piz Bernina -- by Colin Lawson
Baglung Parbat Footbridge, Nepal -- by Ryan Ashley
Intermediate Ski Tour, Tuxer Alpen -- by Charles Clay February 5-13 2022
Orchids at altitude -- anon Flowers of the Alps
Bergundsteigen Magazine -- by Marian Anghel
How Hard Can It Be? -- reviewed by Mark Charlton Book Review
Wanderlust Alps --reviewed by Mark Charlton Book Review
Third Time Unlucky -- by Jacky Rix-Brown
The First Tour of Mont Blanc -- by Simon Cane
A permit for Scotland -- by Jean Scholes
Naismith's Rule -- by John Hardwick
Or return to the Newsletters page.