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.

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?

Emergencies

If in trouble in the mountains contact the nearest emergency number as listed here:

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MCSA News

E-newsletter 2019-07

July 1st, 2019|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2019-07

NATIONAL NEWSLETTER – JULY 2019 1. PAN-AFRICAN MEET 2019 2. KILIMANJARO – PROPOSED CABLEWAY 3. KZN SECTION CENTENARY – EVENTS 4. PRESS COVERAGE OF THE MCSA 5. AAC TO HOST 12TH INTERNATIONAL CLIMBERS’ MEET 6. [...]

E-newsletter 2019-06

June 1st, 2019|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2019-06

NATIONAL NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2019 1.      PRESIDENT’S STUFF 2.      ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - NATIONAL BODY 3.      PAN-AFRICAN MEET 2019 4.      KILIMANJARO – PROPOSED CABLEWAY 5.      KZN SECTION CENTENARY – EVENTS 6.      AAC TO HOST 12TH [...]

2018 UIAA Annual Report now available

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on 2018 UIAA Annual Report now available

Find the annual report of the UIAA on their website for download (Pdf | 19 Mb): https://www.theuiaa.org/ice-climbing/2018-uiaa-annual-report-now-available/

The MCSA’s Stance on Climate Change

May 11th, 2019|Comments Off on The MCSA’s Stance on Climate Change

The Mountain Club of South Africa recognises that the effects of climate change and the interconnected issues, e.g. biodiversity loss, pollution of all environments, especially the mountains, the increasing severity of droughts and storms, should [...]

E-newsletter 2019-04

April 1st, 2019|Comments Off on E-newsletter 2019-04

NATIONAL NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2019 1.      ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS 2.      JOURNAL 2019 3.      PLANNED EXPEDITION TO THE PAMIR MOUNTAINS, CENTRAL ASIA 4.      KAMCHATKA 5.      UIAA 6.      FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 7.      ANY NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 8.      [...]

News items of national interest should be sent to news@mcsa.org.za.

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