Mountain Club of South Africa
EmergenciesIf in trouble in the mountains use your cell phone emergency number which will link through to Metro Rescue or use this emergency map to find the nearest MCSA Search & Rescue coordinator.
Who we are
The Club consists of 14 Sections, geographically distributed. Contact the section nearest to you to join in activities.
[Cape Town] [Johannesburg] [KwaZulu-Natal] [Eastern Province] [Magaliesberg] [Stellenbosch] [South Cape] [Free State] [Hottentotsholland] [Amajuba] [Namibia] [Paarl-Wellington] [Tygerberg] [Worcester]
Monthly MCSA news that included upcoming events and mountain news from around the world is available here. News items should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mountain Club of South Africa would like to express its deepest sympathy to the Nepalese government and the people of Nepal in the wake of the disastrous earthquakes, which took place on 25 April and 12 May. Our thoughts remain with the families of those who tragically lost their loved ones in this event, as well as those who continue to suffer in the aftermath of the natural disaster compounded by the earthquake’s aftershocks. We pray for them and hope that the survivors and indeed the country as a whole will be able to quickly recover from the shock and the destruction. We also pray for the many rescuers carrying help and relief to those affected by the earthquake, including a contingent of rescuers from South Africa.
MCSA Press Release - Nepal earthquakes
Nepal is a country visited by many South African trekkers, climbers and tourists seeking more of a cultural experience. As members of the Mountain Club, Nepal is dear to us, while the people of Nepal have become our friends. This makes the loss of lives and the destruction of cultural heritage sites through this natural disaster so much more difficult for us to bear.
Fund-raising for Nepal earthquakeThe Mountain Club has received many enquiries about financial assistance to the people of Nepal and has initiated a fund-raising drive for the Nepalese who have suffered enormous losses in the wake of the massive earthquakes that occurred on 25th April and 12 May. The MCSA will carefully consider which fund in Nepal the money will be transferred to. Donations can be paid into the following current bank account:
MOUNTAIN CLUB OF SOUTH AFRICA, JHB SECTION
Bank: Nedbank Killarney
Acc #: 1916 044 239
Branch #: 191605
REFERENCE: (your) SURNAME + NEPAL (this is very important please)
For audit and balancing purposes it is important to send proof of payment to email@example.com. All donations will be acknowledged.
MCSA annual dinner 2015The South Cape section is hosting this year's National Dinner on 23 May at Salina's Beach Restaurant in Wilderness. It will also celebrate the Section's 10th anniversary. Download the details and menu.
The 96th July Camp will be held in a very aptly named venue – Highmoor. It is just that; a high moor and so much more, sensational views of the Berg that stretch for ever and are beautiful throughout the day. It is also well known for its trout dams and birdlife. We have been there only once before and that was in 2005, so a decade later seems a good time to return! Download the announcement & application form.
July Camp - Sat 27 June to Sat 11 July 2015
National Camp, 5-12 September 2015This year the Eastern Province Section is hosting the annual MCSA National Camp in the remote and magnificent Baviaanskloof. This famous valley kloof and its majestic mountains are well known throughout South Africa for their rugged, unique character. With gorges, krantzes and peaks, the area is a paradise for the mountaineer. Download the second announcement. The online application form is here. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org.