The Austrian Alpenklub (ÖAK) was founded in the year 1978 by Alfred Markgraf von Pallavicini.The ÖAK has about 400 members. A famous member of the ÖAK was Herman Buhl, who made the first ascent of the Nanga Parbat (8'125 m) and was member of the first successful expedition of the Broad Peak 8'051 m.
The only mountain hut of the ÖAK is the Erzherzog-Johann hut at the Grossglockner.
Austria 1978, "100 years Austrian Alpenklub ÖAK".
The Grossglockner in the background.
The Erzherzog-Johann hut (3'454 m) in the foreground. It is the highest mountain hut in Austria and built in the year 1880 on a shoulder of the Grossglockner.