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2021 UIAA Annual Report now available

2022-10-06T10:41:05+02:00October 6th, 2022|UIAA|

Find the annual report of the UIAA on their website for download (Pdf | 19 Mb): https://theuiaa.org/uiaa/uiaa-releases-2021-annual-report/

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The First South African Ascent K2 Ascent

2022-10-01T09:10:17+02:00October 1st, 2022|Local Sections News|

By JOHN BLACK, from MCSA-KZN Newsletter: July 2022 Back in December 2021, we began covering SA’s first attempt to summit K2, following John Black, Warren Eva, Allan Dickinson and Robby Kojetin as they prepared to make this dream reality. Now eight months later, John Black is back on home soil to tell us all about [...]

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E-newsletter 2022 10

2022-10-01T09:09:30+02:00September 30th, 2022|E-newsletter|

CONTENTS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES 2. SOUTH AFRICAN FIRST ASCENT OF K2 3. REVIVAL OF SUPERTRAMP AWARD 4. 2022 NATIONAL MEET - FULLY BOOKED 5. 2022 JOURNAL – CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS 6. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 7. ITEMS FOR e-NEWS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES It has been too long! Hopefully this is an indication that all those [...]

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From Joburg to the world’s second-highest mountain peak, local climbers summit K2 in first for SA

2022-07-22T19:23:12+02:00July 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Two South Africans have summited K2 – the second highest peak in the world, making history in the process as the first all-South African team to do so. John Black and Warren Eva completed the climb at 01:50 on Friday. They are part of a four-person team that set out, more than a month ago, [...]

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E-newsletter 2022 04

2022-05-31T10:46:11+02:00May 31st, 2022|E-newsletter|

CONTENTS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES 2. KILIMANJARO CABLE-WAY PROJECT 3. ALPINE SKILLS TRAINING 4. COVID-19 UPDATE 5. UIAA NEWS 6. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 7. NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES An important event in the life of the Club is the AGM, this year it seemed even more important as we were able to meet in [...]

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MCSA Statement on the war in Ukraine

2022-03-06T13:24:18+02:00March 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The Executive Committee of the MCSA issues the following statement to the UIAA and to National Mountaineering Federations concerning events in Ukraine. In keeping with the objectives and values of the MCSA, our members, and community, and in solidarity with the Ukrainian Mountaineering and Climbing Federation and international sporting community, the MCSA will send letters [...]

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E-newsletter 2022 02

2022-02-26T19:35:42+02:00February 26th, 2022|E-newsletter|

1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES With the New Year comes new hopes, new challenges and new ambitions. I hope you achieve all of yours gloriously! Two exciting challenges which I anticipate with great expectation is the implementation of the MCSA App and an online version of the MCSA Journals. I notice that some of you are rolling [...]

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E-newsletter 2021 11

2021-12-09T11:33:32+02:00December 9th, 2021|E-newsletter|

CONTENTS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES 2. INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY 3. COVID-19 UPDATE 4. MCSA JOURNAL 2021 5. WALKING WITH GIANTS 6. UIAA UPDATE 7. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 8. NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES Well, that is it! 2021 is virtually done and chalk dusted! The National Committee wishes all members, a blessed Christmas, happy holidays, [...]

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Help us secure funding for alien hacking in the Southern Cape

2021-10-20T11:34:46+02:00October 20th, 2021|Conservation|

An appeal to vote for a proposed project to mobilize more volunteers in clearing invasive aliens in Mountain Fynbos GCBR (Gourtiz Cluster Biosphere Reserve) submitted a proposed project to the European Outdoor Conservation Association to help mobilize greater involvement of volunteers in clearing invasive alien plants in the Mountain Fynbos areas of the Biosphere, for [...]

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E-newsletter 2021 10

2021-10-18T10:58:06+02:00October 18th, 2021|E-newsletter|

CONTENTS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES 2. COVID-19 UPDATE 3. MCSA JOURNAL 2021 4. MCSA NATIONAL MINI-CAMP AND ANNUAL DINNER 2021 5. UIAA UPDATE 6. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 7. NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES The highlight, for me, since our last newsletter was the MCSA National Camp and Annual Dinner organised by Paarl-Wellington section in celebration [...]

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