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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]