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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 [...]

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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E-newsletter 2021 03

2021-03-01T20:14:39+02:00March 1st, 2021|E-newsletter|

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 Club of South Africa is pleased to announce that the Annual Meeting for 2021 will take place on 17 April [...]

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E-newsletter 2021 02

2021-02-08T14:48:56+02:00February 8th, 2021|E-newsletter|

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 Views”, you get what you see here! Part of that introspection was because the pandemic has allowed me time to [...]

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E-newsletter 2020 12

2020-12-21T08:12:51+02:00December 21st, 2020|E-newsletter|

1. PRESIDENT’S NEWS As we approach the end of what has been a difficult year for the whole world, it behooves us to reflect on how we have come through – or are still going through – the Covid-19 pandemic. While climbing mountains may seem like a frivolous pursuit when compared with peoples’ struggles just [...]

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