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Supertramp award

The MCSA Supertramp Award was awarded once a year by the Magaliesberg Section of the Mountain Club of South Africa to South African citizens who are no older than 25 years.

Unfortunately the Supertramp award has been discontinued.

The winner of the 2015 MCSA Supertramp Award, is Matthew Davey of Cape Town Section. He and Margot Leger, aim to summit and explore the ‘other’ 9000+ft volcanoes in the East African Rift Valley. The six volcanoes that the expedition is targeting fall within the borders of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, and include the five peaks of Mt Elgon, Ol Doinyo Lengai, Mt Meru and several others. Some of these are remote, relatively under-explored, poorly documented and pose serious trekking challenges. This four-week expedition will happen between November and December 2015, starting in Kampala (Uganda) and ending in Arusha (Tanzania). They hope to raise awareness about African mountaineering and trekking possibilities beyond well-known destinations such as Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya and the Rwenzoris.

Matthew says: “A massive (and excited) thank you to the anonymous sponsor of the MCSA Supertramp Award 2015 and the Mountain Club of South Africa for supporting exploration on African soil!”

The MCSA would like to acknowledge the tremendous generosity of the sponsor of the MCSA Supertramp Award for a decade already!!

A brief history of the Supertramp award is here.

The recipients so far have been:

Unfortunately the Supertramp award has been discontinued.