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UIAA Rules & Regulations – Major Update

2023-11-14T11:52:13+02:00November 14th, 2023|UIAA|

The UIAA Ice Climbing Governance Group, in conjunction with the UIAA Athletes Commission and some of the UIAA Officials, have been working hard in the off-season on a major update to the UIAA Ice Climbing Rules and Regulations which are now available ahead of the start of the UIAA Ice Climbing 2023/24 season. The full [...]

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Italian Alpine Silver award goes to the MCSA

2023-09-27T08:24:15+02:00September 27th, 2023|UIAA|

The 52nd edition of the Silver Plaque to the Mountain Club of South Africa for its all-round commitment to mountain protection. The 52nd edition awarded the silver plaque to the Alpine Club of South Africa, present in Val Rendena with a delegation and with the president Paul Cartensen, the president of an association that for [...]

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International Mountain Rescue Day

2023-08-28T11:03:56+02:00August 25th, 2023|Uncategorized|

🏔️ **Celebrating the “ICAR - International Mountain Rescue Day” on August 28** 🏔️ Many years ago, specifically on the weekend of August 28 and 29, 1948, mountain rescue experts convened upon the invitation of the Austrian Alpine Club. During this conference at Wilder Kaiser, experiences, knowledge, and technology were exchanged. This pivotal gathering led to the [...]

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Report back from July Camp 2023

2024-04-15T13:47:26+02:00August 15th, 2023|July Camp|

July camp is never ’always just the same’. There were a few ’firsts’ at July Camp 2023 which, overall and by all accounts received, was a great success. This was the first time July Camp was held in the refurbished Monk’s Cowl camp-site. Mark Robertson, the Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife Conservator at Monk’s Cowl, gave an [...]

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2022 UIAA Annual Report now available

2023-07-19T09:09:32+02:00July 19th, 2023|UIAA|

Find the annual report of the UIAA on their website for download (Pdf | 24 Mb):

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National Meet 2023 – Freestate

2024-05-27T17:06:24+02:00May 1st, 2023|National Meets|

Fifty to 60 hikers were expected to attend, and Balloch camp-site in the Wartrail area of Barkly East was seen as ideal for the camp. Situated in a long pristine valley in the NE Cape Witteberge, it is surrounded by spectacular sandstone formations, with high basalt mountains as a backdrop. It is also close to [...]

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Award of the Order of Ikhamanga: Bronze

2023-04-28T18:58:29+02:00April 28th, 2023|Uncategorized|

In a private ceremony held at The Presidency in Pretoria earlier today, John Black and Warren Eva –South Africa’s and MCSA’s first K2 summiteers – received the abovementioned award from President Cyril Ramaphosa. The citation was ‘ … for your contribution to action and endurance sport. Your achievements have inspired many people by their sheer [...]

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Annual Dinner 2023

2024-05-27T14:17:12+02:00April 20th, 2023|Annual Dinner|

The 2023 annual dinner, enjoyed by the 76 participants, was hosted by the Free State Section and took place on the last Saturday of the National Camp held at Balloch farm, Reedsdell farm and Lyons Den areas near Barkley East. The dinner was held at the Wartrail Country Club, where diners feasted on steaks and [...]

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