Who we are

The Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) was founded in 1891 in Cape Town, and is member of 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, or for buying permits for different hiking venues, where permits have to be obtained. 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

E-newsletter 2022 04

May 31st, 2022|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2022 04

CONTENTS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES 2. KILIMANJARO CABLE-WAY PROJECT 3. ALPINE SKILLS TRAINING 4. COVID-19 UPDATE 5. UIAA NEWS 6. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 7. NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES An important event in the life [...]

MCSA Statement on the war in Ukraine

March 6th, 2022|Comments Off on MCSA Statement on the war in Ukraine

The Executive Committee of the MCSA issues the following statement to the UIAA and to National Mountaineering Federations concerning events in Ukraine. In keeping with the objectives and values of the MCSA, our members, and [...]

E-newsletter 2022 02

February 26th, 2022|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2022 02

1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES With the New Year comes new hopes, new challenges and new ambitions. I hope you achieve all of yours gloriously! Two exciting challenges which I anticipate with great expectation is the implementation [...]

E-newsletter 2021 11

December 9th, 2021|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2021 11

CONTENTS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES 2. INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY 3. COVID-19 UPDATE 4. MCSA JOURNAL 2021 5. WALKING WITH GIANTS 6. UIAA UPDATE 7. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 8. NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES Well, that [...]

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, [...]

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