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

MCSA Response to COVID-19

May 28th, 2020|Comments Off on MCSA Response to COVID-19

There is no doubt that we are living in difficult times right now. However, we, as the Mountain Club of South Africa, are attempting to do what is possible under the circumstances. We have held [...]

E-newsletter 2020-05

May 20th, 2020|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2020-05

1. PRESIDENT’S PIECE 2. COVID-19 REGULATIONS 3. MCSA NATIONA AGM 4. KAZAKHSTAN INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 5. UIAA 6. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 7. ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. PRESIDENT’S PIECE We seem to have got a [...]

E-newsletter 2020-04

April 13th, 2020|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2020-04

1. PRESIDENT’S PIECE 2. KAZAKHSTAN INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 3. UIAA 4. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 5. ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. PRESIDENT’S PIECE May you live in interesting times – well, we are certainly doing that! [...]

E-newsletter 2020-03

March 4th, 2020|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2020-03

PRESIDENT’S BIT KAZAKHSTAN INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL FELL & ROCK-CLIMBING CLUB JOINT MEET 2020 UIAA FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS SNIPPETS 1. PRESIDENT’S BIT I am feeling somewhat embarrassed at the moment. After all [...]

E-newsletter 2020-02

February 10th, 2020|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2020-02

PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE FELL & ROCK-CLIMBING CLUB JOINT MEET 2020 UIAA FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS SNIPPETS PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT While appreciating that this is not [...]

E-newsletter 2020-01

January 14th, 2020|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2020-01

NATIONAL NEWSLETTER – JAUARY 2020 2019 JOURNALS UIAA FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS ___________________________________________________________________________ This is the last call for contributions for the 2019 Journal. Please see the JOURNAL GUIDELINES on the national [...]

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