UIAA members and mountain hut exchange

The summer months are upon us in the northern hemisphere and present the perfect opportunity to explore the many diverse activities mountains regions have to offer.

If thinking about exploring the mountains for a few days and nights, a reminder that member federations of the UIAA have the opportunity to take advantage of two great schemes, one in Europe, one in North America.

In Europe, about 1,200 mountain huts are available offering accommodation for 66,000 people in the entire alpine region – from Slovenia to Spain, including Picos de Europa, Sierra Nevada and the Apennine Mountains. Those eligible to benefit from the Reciprocity Agreement on Mountain Huts are offered the same overnight rates as members of the hut-owning associations; in some huts, these special conditions are up to 50 per cent of the regular rate. 

Meanwhile in North America, The Alpine Club of Canada operates the largest network of backcountry huts in North America. Access to these family-friendly huts in alpine meadows, backcountry powder paradises and remote climbers’ refuges is available for UIAA members at ACC member rates without a supplemental annual upgrade hut fee.

Full details on these great initiatives: