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.
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?
If in trouble in the mountains contact the nearest emergency number as listed here:
Award of the Order of Ikhamanga: Bronze
In a private ceremony held at The Presidency in Pretoria earlier today, John Black and Warren Eva –South Africa’s and MCSA’s first K2 summiteers – received the abovementioned award from President Cyril Ramaphosa. The citation [...]
E-newsletter 2023 02
Download Newsletter: MCSA National Newsletter - February 2023 (pdf | 4.67 Mb)
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/
International mountaineering news fresh from the UIAA website.
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- UIAA REMEMBERS LINDA MCMILLAN
- UIAA AND UIAA MEMBERS PAY TRIBUTE TO VICTIMS OF RECENT CLIMBING ACCIDENTS
- HIGH-CLASS GLOBAL PROJECTS APPLY FOR 2023 UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD
- UIAA RELEASES 2022 ANNUAL REPORT
- ACCESS CASE STUDY: PIEDRA PARADA IN ARGENTINA
- Protected: UIAA MEMBER FEDERATIONS INVITE TO ATTEND PROGRESS MEETING
- Register for second 2023 Youth Mountaineering camp in Romania
- UIAA CONFIRMS POSITIVE MOMENTUM ACROSS KEY PROJECTS
- EUMA CREATES MAP OF CORE EUROPEAN CLIMBING AREAS