Founded in 1862, the Alpenverein (AV for short) is an Alpine association with a social, ecological and cultural mission and a rich tradition. It is divided into 196 sections, each section an association in its own right. The Academic Section Graz originated in a student association and celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2017.
For me, everything began with the AV bouldering session organised by the Academic Section. Meanwhile I have visited additional courses including sport climbing and Alpine tours, and I have even completed training to be a sports climbing exercise instructor. I have met a lot of great people who share my passion – climbing. Over time, thanks to numerous excursions, experiences and achievements together I have made some real friends I wouldn’t want to be without.
The Academic Section Graz awards the annual Anti-Gams prize, for the most embarrassing don’t-try-this-at-home moment of the year (that didn’t end too badly)! The prize is presented every year at the start of the winter semester.