Mountainous Section of the German Alpine Club
|Mountainous Section of the German Alpine Club e. V.
|purpose||"The purpose of the section is to promote and cultivate mountaineering and alpine sports, especially in the Alps and the German low mountain ranges, especially for young people and families, to preserve the beauty and originality of the mountains, to increase knowledge of the mountains expand."|
|Chair:||Stefan Kehl (1st chairman)
Alex Huber (2nd chairman)
|Establishment date:||April 10, 1908 as a commercial alpine association Bergland|
|Number of members:||776 (as of December 31, 2018)|
|Seat :||Munich , Bavaria|
The mountainous section of the German Alpine Club e. V. is one of the smaller sections of the German Alpine Club in the Munich area with 776 members and is in 289th place in the list of sections of the German Alpine Club . It was founded on April 10, 1908 as the “Commercial Alpine Association Bergland” among others by the Munich mountaineer and businessman August Schuster ( Sporthaus Schuster ).
The section offers a variety of alpine activities, which are accompanied by volunteer tour guides. It starts with simple hikes in the Bavarian Alpine region and extends to glacier tours on the main ridge. Further focus areas are ski tours, mountain biking and climbing in all levels of difficulty. Bergland is also involved in the DAV climbing and bouldering center Munich-South . In the section there are active groups for families, youth, seniors, mountaineering and mountain bikers. The members' magazine “Der Bergländer” appears twice a year.
A chronological overview of all presidents of the section since it was founded.
The Bergland section operates five huts, most of them in the Ammergau mountains . The Pürschling houses and the Brunnenkopfhütte are former hunting lodges of the Bavarian royal family. King Max II Joseph and the fairytale king Ludwig II stayed here to hunt chamois. The founder of the section, August Schuster, bought the huts for the section in 1919 and 1922.
- August-Schuster-Haus , 1564 m (on the Pürschling near Unterammergau)
- Brunnenkopfhütte , 1602 m (below the Brunnenkopf at Linderhof)
Huts for members of the Mountain Country Section
- Bergländerheim, 1574 m (on the Pürschling )
- Michl-Horn-Hütte, 1601 m (at the Brunnenkopf )
- Wirtsalm, 1430 m (on the Geigelstein )
- Hermann Buhl (1924–1957), first ascent of Nanga Parbat (8125 m) in 1953, first ascent of Broad Peak (8051 m) in 1957
- Kurt Diemberger (* 1932), first to climb Broad Peak (8051 m) in 1957, first to climb Dhaulagiri (8167 m) in 1960
- Marietta Uhden (1968–2014), climber, World Cup winner in bouldering 2000, 10-time German champion in lead climbing
- Lothar Brandler (1936–2016), climber, mountaineer and mountain filmmaker
- Hermann Delago (1875–1962), alpinist and guide author
- Carl Joseph Luther (1882–1968), ski and folding boat sports pioneer, sports journalist and author
- Giovanni Battista Piaz (1879–1948), mountain guide and mountaineer
- Ludwig Purtscheller (1849–1900), mountaineer, teacher
- August Schuster (approx. 1882–1955), mountaineer and entrepreneur
- Upland section
- Section publications of the Bergland section (digital copies of the DAV library)
- Bergland Section in the Historical Alpine Archives of the Alpine Associations in Germany, Austria and South Tyrol (temporarily offline)
- Statutes of the Bergland Section (PDF file)
- DAV-Bergland.de: statutes of the section (PDF), as of January 29, 2015
- DAV-Bibliothek.de: Section publications, Bergland section (PDF)
- Section Bergland , German Alpine Association, alpenverein.de
- DAV-Bergland.de: "We about us" , as of January 29, 2015
- DAV-Bibliothek.de: “Section Chair ” (PDF file) page 72, DAV-Bergland.de: Executive Board
- DAV-Bergland.de: Historisches , as of January 29, 2015
- DAV-Bergland.de highlands home
- DAV-Bergland.de Michl-Horn-Hütte at the Brunnenkopf
- DAV-Bergland.de Wirtsalm am Geigelstein