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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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Annual Dinner 2023

2024-05-27T14:17:12+02:00April 20th, 2023|Annual Dinner|

The 2023 annual dinner, enjoyed by the 76 participants, was hosted by the Free State Section and took place on the last Saturday of the National Camp held at Balloch farm, Reedsdell farm and Lyons Den areas near Barkley East. The dinner was held at the Wartrail Country Club, where diners feasted on steaks and [...]

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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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Report back from July Camp 2022

2024-05-27T14:27:50+02:00August 15th, 2022|July Camp|

By all accounts, July Camp 2022 at Injisuthi was a great success after no July Camps for two years due to Covid. The Injisuthi Camp Site is superbly laid out and well-tended, and the view up the valley to the Escarpment is magnificent! All small contributors to the event running at capacity! The weather was [...]

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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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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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