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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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Supertramp Award 2023 submission deadline

2022-09-14T08:00:09+02:00September 8th, 2022||

The Supertramp Award is back! Please carefully read our Supertramp page, download and read the documents and complete the application form and return via email as soon as possible. Applications should be received not later than 30 November 2022.

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Mini Camp 2023 – Free State

2022-08-18T11:57:23+02:00August 18th, 2022|, |

MINI-CAMP 10 – 16 APRIL 2023 – EARLY NOTICE When The Free State Section of Mountain Club of SA will host the 2023 Mini-camp from Easter Monday 10 April to Sunday 16 April 2023. Where At the Balloch Camp site, in a pristine mountain valley in the North Eastern Cape Witteberge, 40km north of Barkly [...]

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From Joburg to the world’s second-highest mountain peak, local climbers summit K2 in first for SA

2022-07-22T19:23:12+02:00July 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Two South Africans have summited K2 – the second highest peak in the world, making history in the process as the first all-South African team to do so. John Black and Warren Eva completed the climb at 01:50 on Friday. They are part of a four-person team that set out, more than a month ago, [...]

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E-newsletter 2022 04

2022-05-31T10:46:11+02:00May 31st, 2022|E-newsletter|

CONTENTS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES 2. KILIMANJARO CABLE-WAY PROJECT 3. ALPINE SKILLS TRAINING 4. COVID-19 UPDATE 5. UIAA NEWS 6. FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGES 7. NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 1. PRESIDENT’S RAMBLES An important event in the life of the Club is the AGM, this year it seemed even more important as we were able to meet in [...]

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National Meet 2022 – South Cape

2022-03-06T13:36:08+02:00March 6th, 2022|, |

WELCOME to the MCSA South Cape Sections National Camp. National Dinner: Saturday, 15 October 2022 Farewell Braai: Friday, 21 October 2022 Please would you let us know if you will attend by completing the Application Form (click here: Application Form) which will inform us of your accommodation and hiking preferences (Google account needed to access [...]

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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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