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July Camp (Drakensberg) 2015 - Highmore

Details of this year's July Camp to be held at Highmore Drakensberg.

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MCSA Nepal Press Release

MCSA Nepal Press Release.

If you wish to donate to helping Nepalese, money can be deposited into MCSA bank account, which will then be transferred.


Payments can be made to our bank account.
NEDBANK KILLARNEY, branch code: 191605

Acc No: 1916 044 239
Name: Mountain Club of SA Johannesburg Section.

 

Please provide suitable reference.

 

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Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAY

 

 

 

 

1,2,3,

holidays

Wit Umfolozi

 

Maluti Mountains Lesotho

Great family venue, swimming/sunbathing

June Fabianqq. Joint with Free State section. Chris Joubert 084 425 5058 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Join t meet with Free State section

 

 

3 Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

6 Wednesday

Club evening

19h30

Talk for prospective members

 

10 Sunday

Sport

Bronkies

Chris de Beer

 

 

 

13 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

17 Sunday

 

 

16/17

 

17 May Sund

Alien Plant removal

 

Camping. Trad

 

Sport climbing. Orientation for adult beginners

 

Tonquaniu S  Kiepersol

 

Wilgepoort

 

King’s Kloof

Kiepersol

Leader tba

 

Jaco Smuts tbc

 

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072 063 7905 MCSA Orientation Fee: Non members R140.pppd. Prospective members R100 pppd. MCSA members free

 

Crofton

 

 

20 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

24 Sunday

 

 

 

24 Sunday

 

Boer Walk and Talk

 

 

Trad. Lower Tonquani

Rustig area

Andre Wedepohl

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 073 238 1432

 

Tony Seebregst

 

 

 

 

 

 

27  Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

31 Sunday

Bouldering

E’zemvelo

Darryl and  Evan Margetts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE

 

 

 

 

3 Wednesday

Club evening

19h30

Talk for prospective members

 

7 Sunday

Section’s week

7 Sunday

Family meet

 

Sport climbing. Orientation for adult beginners

 

Hamerkop

 

Chosspile

Mike Byrd . Section’s week

2 June – 8 June

 

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072 063 7905 MCSA Orientation Fee: Non members R140.pppd. Prospective members R100 pppd. MCSA members free

 

 

 

 

 

10 Wednesday

Club evening

tba

 

 

13/14Sat/ Sunday

 

 

13/14

Weeding

 

 

 

Sport

Dome

 

 

 

Wellington’s

Tba leader

 

 

 

Neil Margetts

Camping,  crofton. Joint with Magaliesberg section

 

16 Tuesday

holiday

hiking  

Castle Gorge to Tonquani

David Newton 082 437 4006 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joint meet with Free State Section

 

17 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

21 Sunday

Trad/Sport

Fernkloof

Alan Watson

 

 

 

 

24 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

28 Sunday

 

 

27/28 June

Hiking

 

 

Climbing

 Tonquani Escarpment

 

Wilgepoort

tba

 

 

Chris Ziranek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JULY

 

 

 

 

1 Wednesday

Club evening

 

Talk for prospective members

 

5 Sunday

Family meet

Upper Tonquani

Vaughn Cleminson

 

 

july

8 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

 

 

12 Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

11/12

Sport climbing. Orientation for adult beginners

Orientation

 

 

Trad. Car Camping

 

Northcliff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hell

Deanne Kieser This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

072 063 7905 MCSA Orientation Fee: Non members R140.pppd. Prospective members R100 pppd. MCSA members free

 

Rob Cole

 

 

 

 

15 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

19 Sunday

 

 

 

 

19 Sunday

Weeding

 

 

 

 

Sport

Boekenhoutkloof

Seremodi

 

 

 

Chosspile

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Potgieter

Crofton

Joint with Magaliestberg section

 

 

22 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

26 Sunday

 

 

26

Hiking

 

 

Trad

 Seremodi

 

 

Trident

Booking essential

Penny Ludwig .Otti Neser Magaliesberg Section

 

Roy Kendall

Joint meet with Magaliesberg secton

 

 

 

29 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST

 

 

 

 

 2 Sunday

Trad

Dome South escarpment

Bennie de Wet

 

 

 

 

5 Wednesday

Prospective

 

 

 

9 Sunday

 

8,9 10

 

 

 

8.9.10

Holiday Women’ day

Bouldering/ trad

 

 

Ice climbing

 

To be decided

 

Manoutsa Goldrush

 

 

tba

Andre Wedepohl

Rustig

June Fabian

 

 

 

Marc Booysen

 

10 Monday

holiday

 

 

 

August

12 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

15/16 Sat/Sun

 

 

 

 

 

16 August Sun

Weeding

Climbers needed

 

 

 

Sport climbing.

Orientation for adult beginners

Orientation

Mhlabatini

Camping

Try not to schedule another

climbing meet

 

Bronkies sport

 

Strubens Valley

 

Leader  tba

 

 

 

 

 

Ilze Wagener

 

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072 063 7905 MCSA Orientation Fee: Non members R140.pppd. Prospective members R100 pppd. MCSA members free

 

Camping Climbers needed. Joint with Magaliesberg section

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

23 Sunday

 

 

23

Hiking

 

 

Trad

Fernkloof/Mhlabatini

 

Mhlabatini

Kyle Meenehan

 

 

Ian Gebbie

 

 

 

 

26 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

29 /30 Sunday

climbing

Wilgepoort

Tony Seebregst

camping

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

Boven Rock Fest QQ

 

 

 

2 Wednesday

Club evening

19h30

Talk for prospective members

 

Sunday

5 – 6  weekend

 

 

 

 

 

6 September

Sport climbing. Orientation for adult beginners

Orientation

 

Trad

Boven

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kranskloof

Deanne Kieser This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

072 063 7905 MCSA Orientation Fee: Non members R140.pppd. Prospective members R100 pppd. MCSA members free

Grant Rens

 

 

 

9 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

12/ 13 Sat/ Sunday

 

 

 

13 SEpt

Weeding

 

 

 

 

Sport climbing

Castle Gorge

Upper CG Gully

 

 

 

Kingskloof or Cable Way

Leader tba.  Jerusalem Kloof

 

 

 

 

Pierre Carter

Driving in and camping, crofton and others. Jerusalem Cherry

 

 

16 Wednesday

 

 

 

 

20 Sunday

 

 

19/20

Hiking

Interest

 

Annual Campfire meet

 

tba

 

Cedarberg

 

 

 

Som Morkel

 

 

 

 

 

 

23 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

24 Thursday

Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

26/ 27 Sunday

Sport

Boven

Gareth de Beer

 

 

 

 

30 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Sunday

climbing

Dome Escarpment

Phillip Welchman

 

 

 

 

7 Wednesday

Club evening

19h30

Talk for prospective members

 

10/11 Sat/ Sunday

 

11 Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 Sunday

Weeding work meet

 

Orientation Sport climbing. Orientation for adult beginners

 

 

climbing

 

 

WIlgepoort

 

 

Bronkies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lower Tonquani

Leader tba

 

 

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072 063 7905 MCSA Orientation Fee: Non members R140.pppd. Prospective members R100 pppd. MCSA members free

 

Donovan van Graan

Weekend , conservation

 

 

 

14 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

18 Sunday

trad

Grootkloof

Naude Malan

 

 

21 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

25 Sunday

 

 

 

24 / 25 Oct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/25 October

Hiking

 

 

 

Trad  Day 1

Day 2

 

Orientation for adult beginners

 

 

Trad , car camping

 

 

Castle Gorge North Maretlwane

 

Cedarberg

Cedarberg MCSA members only

 

 

 

 

 

Kransberg

Oliver Oppler

 

 

 

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072 063 7905 MCSA Orientation Fee: Non members R140.pppd. Prospective members R100 pppd. MCSA members free

 

Roland Magg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

 

 

 

1 Sunday

Trad

Hamerkop

Neil Lindsay

 

 

4 Wednesday

Prospective

 

 

 

7/ 8  Sat/ Sunday

 

 

8 Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Sunday

Work Meet Paths

 

 

Orientation

Sport climbing. Orientation for adult beginners

 

 

Trad

 

 

Wilgepoort

 

 

 

King’s Kloof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boulderkloof

 

 

 

 

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072 063 7905 MCSA Orientation Fee: Non members R140.pppd. Prospective members R100 pppd. MCSA members free

 

Martin Bruning

 

Joint with Magaliesberg section

 

 

 

 

11 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

15 Sunday

 

Sport

Eagle Mountain

tba

 

18 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

22 Sunday

 

 

22 Sunday

Hiking

 

 

Trad

Dome

 

 

Mhlabatini

Paul Carstensen

 

 

Herman van Zyl

 

 

 

 

25 Wednesday

tba

 

 

 

29 Sunday

Family and trad

Upper Tonquani

Andre Dalais

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER

 

 

 

 

2 Wednesday

prospective

 

 

 

 

6 Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Sunday

 

Orientation

Sport climbing. Orientation for adult beginners

 

 

Trad

 

Chosspile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trident

 

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072 063 7905 MCSA Orientation Fee: Non members R140.pppd. Prospective members R100 pppd. MCSA members free

 

Ken Thrash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parking R30

 

9 Wednesday

 

 

 

 

13 Sunday

Drakensberg

 

Norman Owen Smith

 

 

16 Wednesday

Holiday

 

 

 

20 Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 23 Wednesday

 

 

 

 

25 Friday

 

 

 

 

26 Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION REGARDING THE CLUB:

Uschi Magg (Administrator)

Tel 011 807 1310 weekdays 8am – 10am.

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www.mcsajohannesburg.org

Postal Address: MCSA Johannesburg Section, P.O. Box 1641 Killarney 2041


CLUBHOUSE AND CLUB EVENINGS:

Address: Waverley Girl Guide Hall, cnr Scott & Stirling Str. Waverley, near Melrose Arch.

Club evenings: Some Wednesdays from 19h30 – please check the meets list attached to the MCSA Jhb Reminders email every week, or "Upcoming events" on the website.

Directions: Meet us at 19h30 at the clubhouse near Melrose Arch, easily reached from the Atholl-Oaklands exit from the M1. See a drawn map with driving directions here. See the interactive Google Map here. "Pub side pitch" on the map shows where the MCSA Johannesburg clubhouse is.

Contact: Uschi at 011 807 1310 Monday to Friday 8-10am or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


REMOTE AREAS SEARCH AND RESCUE: 074 125 1385 or 074 163 3952

MCSA Search and Rescue for Gauteng, Free State, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga

National MCSA Search and rescue numbers and map: http://cen.mcsa.org.za/emergency-map-2013

If you call them, what do you need to tell them: http://db.rescue.org.za/db/index.php?MCSASARG

Emergency calls and SMS in the mountains: http://db.rescue.org.za/db/index.php?MCSASARG

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Life in Orange a slide show by Andrew Pedley

Life in Orange a slide show by Andrew Pedley

Bouldering at Ezemvelo Sunday 25 May 2014

Bouldering at Ezemvelo Sunday 25 May 2014

PHOTO: By Schalk Erasmus.

Bouldering at Ezemvelo on Sunday 25 May, just north of Bronkhorstspruit, between 1.5 and 2 hours drive from Johannesburg. Ezemvelo is the closest bouldering area to Johannesburg, with a good range of problems from 5A to 8A. See a map here.

Contact Darryl Margetts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and about arrangements to travel together from the Reserve's shop at the entrance to the bouldering area.

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