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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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National Meet 2021 – Paarl/Wellington

2021-10-18T14:07:04+02:00October 11th, 2021|National Meets|

During the first week of October the Paarl/Wellington Section held the national Minicamp at the Hawequas Scouts Adventure Center. As I think back on this exciting week filled with mountains, exploring and connection, I am filled with gratitude again for the amazing places we get to visit and the people I have met through the [...]

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E-newsletter 2021 07

2021-07-19T12:06:24+02:00July 19th, 2021|E-newsletter|

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 with which we awaited the July Camp has ended in disappointment, but of course in the bigger scheme of things [...]

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E-newsletter 2021 06

2021-06-15T09:26:58+02:00June 14th, 2021|E-newsletter|

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. NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES Despite stage 3 and wave 3, April and May are, in my view, amongst the [...]

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E-newsletter 2021 05

2021-05-18T07:46:10+02:00May 18th, 2021|E-newsletter|

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 of the Mountain Club of South Africa for 2021 took place on 17 April 2021. The meeting was a “virtual” [...]

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E-newsletter 2021 04

2021-04-12T08:42:23+02:00April 12th, 2021|E-newsletter|

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 the joy that I have got out of being a part of it. I trust that I will be forgiven [...]

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