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

2021 UIAA Annual Report now available

October 6th, 2022|Comments Off on 2021 UIAA Annual Report now available

Find the annual report of the UIAA on their website for download (Pdf | 19 Mb): https://theuiaa.org/uiaa/uiaa-releases-2021-annual-report/

The First South African Ascent K2 Ascent

October 1st, 2022|Comments Off on The First South African Ascent K2 Ascent

By JOHN BLACK, from MCSA-KZN Newsletter: July 2022 Back in December 2021, we began covering SA’s first attempt to summit K2, following John Black, Warren Eva, Allan Dickinson and Robby Kojetin as they prepared to [...]

E-newsletter 2022 10

September 30th, 2022|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2022 10

CONTENTS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES 2. SOUTH AFRICAN FIRST ASCENT OF K2 3. REVIVAL OF SUPERTRAMP AWARD 4. 2022 NATIONAL MEET - FULLY BOOKED 5. 2022 JOURNAL – CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS 6. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES [...]

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News items of national interest should be sent to news@mcsa.org.za.

UIAA News

International mountaineering news fresh from the UIAA website.

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