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2018 UIAA Annual Report now available

2019-08-01T15:32:35+02:00May 29th, 2019|UIAA|

Find the annual report of the UIAA on their website for download (Pdf | 19 Mb): https://www.theuiaa.org/ice-climbing/2018-uiaa-annual-report-now-available/

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Youth Leader Training Seminar – Magaliesberg

2019-07-18T13:32:18+02:00August 16th, 2014|UIAA, Youth|

A Youth Training Seminar held at the beautiful Maretlwane Outdoor Learning Centre, in the Magaliesberg. The event was fully subscribed, with seven representatives from different MCSA Sections, three from MCSA Namibia, three from The Mountain Club of Zimbabwe and two from The Mountain Club of Malawi. The event was held over five days.

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UIAA President Frits Vrijlandt visits SA

2018-05-20T22:05:07+02:00October 25th, 2013|UIAA|

The UIAA President, Frits Vrijlandt from the Netherlands, received an invitation from the SA Government to attend a conference, Sports and Events Tourism Exchange, from 22-24 October 2013 in Durban. Just the fact that the government acknowledged the importance of the UIAA is of importance for SA mountaineering and climbing. It is the first time [...]

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UIAA General Assembly 2011 – Nepal

2018-07-30T17:24:19+02:00November 15th, 2011|UIAA|

KATHMANDU 8TH OCTOBER BACKGROUND INFORMATION The UIAA holds an annual general meeting in October each year to which member federations like the MCSA are encouraged to send delegates. This General Assembly is preceded by business meetings of the UIAA Board which effectively runs the UIAA Office located in Geneva, and by meetings of the Management [...]

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MCSA Trek – Kathmandu, Nepal

2018-07-30T17:25:53+02:00November 15th, 2011|UIAA|

ORIGIN OF INVITATION The UIAA General Assembly 2011 was held between 4 – 8 October in Kathmandu, with the Nepalese Mountaineering Association (NMA) as host. As is customary at these annual meetings, various outings and climbs were arranged by the host club for delegates and their partners during and after the meeting. President Dave Jones [...]

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Youth in the mountains

2018-07-30T17:26:26+02:00July 20th, 2011|UIAA, Youth|

Having just had the enjoyable experience of attending the first week of July Camp where children were again actively invited to attend (a significant departure from the past) and where I was able to see the 2011 Global Youth Summit Team off on their week-long  Drakenberg Escarpment hike, I have been giving the place of [...]

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UIAA Global Youth Summit 2011 – Drakensberg

2019-07-18T13:22:57+02:00July 20th, 2011|National Meets, UIAA, Youth|

A Drakensberg Traverse, led by mountain guide and MCSA member, Rob Thomas. Fifteen participants from South Africa, America, UK, Swaziland and some invited privately sponsored ones were introduced to a winter traverse of the magnificent Drakensberg – the challenge: from Witzieshoek to Cathedral Peak Hotel! It was cold! A substantial sponsorship for this event was [...]

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UIAA General Assembly 2010 – Italy

2018-07-30T17:27:20+02:00October 20th, 2010|UIAA|

Italy 5 -10 October INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND The MCSA is an active and respected member of the UIAA (Union International Alpine Associations) and tries to send its President each year to attend the General Assembly. Although a relatively small fish in an organization of close to 80 member federations, some of whom have memberships in [...]

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UIAA Membership of the MCSA – Pros and Cons

2018-05-20T22:04:41+02:00July 20th, 2010|UIAA|

Some Feed Back from our Members In a previous issue of eNews, background information was given on membership by the Mountain Club of the UIAA (International Alpine Association) and of the potentially key role we play as the only member federation in Africa. However, conscious of the cost of belonging to such an international body, [...]

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