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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Emergencies

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

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MCSA News

Pan-African Meet 2019 Malawi

November 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Pan-African Meet 2019 Malawi

The 2019 version of the (hopefully) now annual Pan-African Meet was hosted by the Mountain Club of Malawi and Mount Mulanje being the venue. By all accounts, it was a great success and certainly our [...]

E-newsletter 2019-11

November 4th, 2019|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2019-11

NATIONAL NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2019 2019 JOURNALS KZN SECTION CENTENARY PAN-AFRICAN MEET - MALAWI UIAA UIAA YOUTH COMMISSION – GLOBAL YOUTH SUMMIT FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS SNIPPETS CONTRIBUTIONS FOR 2019 JOURNAL This [...]

E-newsletter 2019-10

September 30th, 2019|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2019-10

NATIONAL NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2019 2018 JOURNALS 2019 JOURNALS KZN SECTION CENTENARY UIAA UIAA YOUTH COMMISSION – GLOBAL YOUTH SUMMIT FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS SNIPPETS 2018 JOURNALS The 2018 Journals have been [...]

E-newsletter 2019-09

September 5th, 2019|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2019-09

NATIONAL NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2019 PRESIDENT’S PIECE 2018 JOURNALS MCSA STANCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE KZN SECTION CENTENARY AAC TO HOST 12TH INTERNATIONAL CLIMBERS’ MEET UIAA FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS SNIPPETS PRESIDENT’S PIECE [...]

E-newsletter 2019-07

July 1st, 2019|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2019-07

NATIONAL NEWSLETTER – JULY 2019 1. PAN-AFRICAN MEET 2019 2. KILIMANJARO – PROPOSED CABLEWAY 3. KZN SECTION CENTENARY – EVENTS 4. PRESS COVERAGE OF THE MCSA 5. AAC TO HOST 12TH INTERNATIONAL CLIMBERS’ MEET 6. [...]

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UIAA News

International mountaineering news fresh from the UIAA website.

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Upcoming Meets & Events

UIAA Global Youth Summit – France

February 9, 2020 - February 15, 2020

Mountain Fest 2020 – Paarl-Wellington Mini Camp

September 21, 2020 - September 25, 2020