"When we reach the mountain summits we leave behind all the things that weigh heavily on our body and our spirit. We leave behind all sense of depression; we feel a new freedom, a great exhilaration of the body no less than the spirit." - Jan Christiaan Smuts
Expedition FundThe MCSA has an expedition fund, part of which is made available each year to a deserving party or expedition. Along with providing financial assistance to expeditions the MCSA is also accumulating expedition equipment. Currently this includes, radios, a Thuraya satellite phone, along with hardware such as, karabineers, pitons and other equipment that may not always be part of one's personal kit. The Johannesburg Section has high altitude medical kits, and application can be made to them (firstname.lastname@example.org ) should there be a need for these.
Each year, under the auspices of the MCSA, expeditions are organised by members of the Club to various remote and often unexplored areas. Over the years expeditions have taken place in the Himalayas, South America, China and even places such as Antarctica.
Application forms can be downloaded below.