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 12

December 21st, 2020|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2020 12

1. PRESIDENT’S NEWS As we approach the end of what has been a difficult year for the whole world, it behooves us to reflect on how we have come through – or are still going [...]

E-newsletter 2020 11

November 6th, 2020|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2020 11

1. NEW LOGO! 2. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLINGS 3. JOURNAL FOR 2020 4. COVID-19 UPDATE 5. UIAA UPDATE 6. ASIAN ALPINE E-NEWS 7. MOUNTAIN RESEARCH INITIATIVE 8. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 9. ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. NEW [...]

E-newsletter 2020 10

October 7th, 2020|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2020 10

1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLINGS 2. JOURNAL FOR 2020 3. COVID-19 UPDATE 4. UIAA UPDATE 5. ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA 6. ASIAN ALPINE E-NEWS 7. MOUNTAIN RESEARCH INITIATIVE 8. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 9. ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS [...]

E-newsletter 2020 09

September 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2020 09

1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLINGS 2. COVID-19 REGULATIONS 3. UIAA 4. ASIAN ALPINE E-NEWS 5. MOUNTAIN RESEARCH INITIATIVE 6. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 7. ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLINGS Hopefully, some of you who actually read [...]

Hikers to summit SA’s highest peak to raise awareness of blood disorders

August 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Hikers to summit SA’s highest peak to raise awareness of blood disorders

Two courageous hikers will scale the mighty Mafadi – SA’s highest peak situated along the Drakensberg mountain range – between 7 and 9 September to say “thank you” to the countless donors who have saved [...]

E-newsletter 2020 08

August 9th, 2020|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2020 08

1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLINGS 2. COVID-19 REGULATIONS 3. UIAA 4. ASIAN ALPINE E-NEWS 5. MOUNTAIN RESEARCH INITIATIVE 6. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 7. ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLINGS While I – and many other people [...]

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