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 2021 07

July 19th, 2021|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2021 07

CONTENTS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES 2. COVID-19 UPDATE 3. MCSA NATIONAL MINI-CAMP 2021 4. UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD 5. UIAA UPDATE 6. SHAFF 7. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 8. NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES The eagerness [...]

E-newsletter 2021 06

June 14th, 2021|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2021 06

1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES 2. COVID-19 UPDATE 3. KZN SECTION ”ZOOM SOCIALS” 4. MCSA NATIONAL MINI-CAMP 2021 5. UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD 6. UIAA UPDATE 7. NOTABLE ANNIVESARY 8. SHAFF 9. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 10. [...]

E-newsletter 2021 05

May 18th, 2021|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2021 05

1. MCSA NATIONAL AGM 2. PRESIDENT’S PIECE 3. COVID-19 UPDATE 4. RIP 5. UIAA UPDATE 6. ASIAN ALPINE ENEWS 7. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 8. ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. MCSA NATIONAL AGM The Annual Meeting [...]

E-newsletter 2021 04

April 12th, 2021|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2021 04

1. PREAMBLE 2. MCSA NATIONAL AGM 3. PRESIDENT’S VALEDICTORY 1. PREAMBLE This is not a “normal” National Newsletter. As retiring President, I am invoking executive privilege, to make a personal statement about the Club and [...]

E-newsletter 2021 03

March 1st, 2021|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2021 03

1. MCSA NATIONAL AGM 2. PRESIDENT’S NEWS 3. COVID-19 UPDATE 4. EIGHT EXPEDITIONS 5. UIAA UPDATE 6. ASIAN ALPINE ENEWS 7. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 8. ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. MCSA NATIONAL AGM The Mountain [...]

E-newsletter 2021 02

February 8th, 2021|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2021 02

1. PRESIDENT’S VIEWS I have spent some considerable time during the various lock-downs over the past year ruminating on the type of climbing that really turns me on – I have titled this piece “President’s [...]

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Upcoming Meets & Events

Waterval Boven Open Weekend 2021

October 9 - October 10

Annual Dinner 2021 – Paarl/Wellington

October 9 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm