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The Austrian Alpine Club (UK) Mountain Hut Fund


Hut Fund


I propose to raise funds through auctioning one of my paintings on eBay. All the proceeds will be donated to the Austrian Alpine Club (UK) Hut Fund.

In 2008, whilst climbing in Austria I was involved in a climbing incident. My companion fell into a crevasse during a white-out, which made his extrication extremely difficult. Had it not been for the excellent assistance of the staff at the nearby Neue Prager hut it's doubtful that he could have been recovered safely. On many occasions in electrical storms and bad weather the Alpenverein huts have provided an invaluable refuge to many and long may they continue to do so.

The Hut Fund is very near to my heart. It provides much needed funding for the upkeep of these Alpine refuges that on countless occasions since the dawn of alpine climbing have saved lives of those desperately at need in the mountains.

I propose to raise funds through auctioning one of my paintings on eBay. All the proceeds will be donated to the OeAV Sektion Britannia Hut Fund.

The Auction is now live, and represents a rare chance to you, to own one of my coveted paintings and help raise funds for a worthwhile cause.

The Link to the Ebay auction is below

Of the 200 sections that make up the OeAV, there are a few very large sections but most sections only have a few hundred members and are centred on a village or a small town. Nearly all the sections have Arbeitsgebiete , ‘working areas’, where they are responsible for the maintenance and waymarking of the paths. Many of the sections also own and maintain huts, a costly business.

Sektion Britannia/AAC(UK) plays its part through its Hut Fund which is maintained by voluntary contributions from members in order to make donations to other sections to help with the work of maintaining the Hut and Path network.