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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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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): https://theuiaa.org/uiaa/uiaa-releases-2022-annual-report/

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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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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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