Who we are

The Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) was founded in 1891 in Cape Town, and is the only mountain club in Africa that is affiliated to the world mountaineering body, the UIAA. The MCSA offers mountaineering which includes climbing of all types and hiking opportunities to its members and is involved in mountain search and rescue, training, conservation of mountain areas and procurement of access for mountaineering.

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Sections

The Club consists of 14 Sections, geographically distributed. Contact the section nearest to you to join in activities. Membership in the MCSA also happens on Section level, so if you want to become a member please find the section nearest to you. If there is none, maybe consider starting one?

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If in trouble in the mountains contact the nearest emergency number as listed here:

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MCSA News

Help us secure funding for alien hacking in the Southern Cape

October 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Help us secure funding for alien hacking in the Southern Cape

An appeal to vote for a proposed project to mobilize more volunteers in clearing invasive aliens in Mountain Fynbos GCBR (Gourtiz Cluster Biosphere Reserve) submitted a proposed project to the European Outdoor Conservation Association to [...]

E-newsletter 2021 10

October 18th, 2021|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2021 10

CONTENTS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES 2. COVID-19 UPDATE 3. MCSA JOURNAL 2021 4. MCSA NATIONAL MINI-CAMP AND ANNUAL DINNER 2021 5. UIAA UPDATE 6. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 7. NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES The highlight, [...]

National Meet 2021 – Paarl/Wellington

October 11th, 2021|Comments Off on National Meet 2021 – Paarl/Wellington

During the first week of October the Paarl/Wellington Section held the national Minicamp at the Hawequas Scouts Adventure Center. As I think back on this exciting week filled with mountains, exploring and connection, I am [...]

E-newsletter 2021 07

July 19th, 2021|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2021 07

CONTENTS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES 2. COVID-19 UPDATE 3. MCSA NATIONAL MINI-CAMP 2021 4. UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD 5. UIAA UPDATE 6. SHAFF 7. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 8. NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES The eagerness [...]

E-newsletter 2021 06

June 14th, 2021|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2021 06

1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES 2. COVID-19 UPDATE 3. KZN SECTION ”ZOOM SOCIALS” 4. MCSA NATIONAL MINI-CAMP 2021 5. UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD 6. UIAA UPDATE 7. NOTABLE ANNIVESARY 8. SHAFF 9. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 10. [...]

E-newsletter 2021 05

May 18th, 2021|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2021 05

1. MCSA NATIONAL AGM 2. PRESIDENT’S PIECE 3. COVID-19 UPDATE 4. RIP 5. UIAA UPDATE 6. ASIAN ALPINE ENEWS 7. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 8. ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. MCSA NATIONAL AGM The Annual Meeting [...]

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