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

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 [...]

International Mountain Day 2019

December 11th, 2019|Comments Off on International Mountain Day 2019

On 11 December , which was UN INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY, past president Paul Fatti represented The Mountain Club when SABC asked for an interview. Watch the Video above.

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 [...]

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