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MCSA Nepal Press Release

MCSA Nepal Press Release.

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NEDBANK KILLARNEY, branch code: 191605

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

 

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5 July Sun  - Trident. Trad

Roy Kendall - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 083 703 2424


Trident is an attractive kloof whose proximity to Johannesburg makes for a very pleasant day’s outing.  Route finding is reasonable as one can orientate oneself without too much difficulty.  Hiking is limited but pleasant with easy access up through the kloof to the upper reaches.  While there is no swimming there is permanent water in the lower part and upper reaches of the kloof.  There is good birding and some magnificent trees.  There are a number of nettle bushes so one needs to keep one’s eyes open! Access is restricted to Cavern Kloof only.

Upcoming Events

4-5 July Sat, Sun - Castle Gorge - Path Restoration

Neil Grimmer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 083 218 7233 (JHB Section)


The first restoration attempts is now planned for the weekends of 4/5 and 11/12 July 2015. It is envisaged that a number of additional weekends may be set aside over August and September in order to restore this path, prevent further erosion, and also allow the degraded areas to naturally rehabilitate.

Upcoming Events

11-12 July Weekend - The Hell. Trad

Rob Cole - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 083 327 9966

This is a trad climbing area at the confluence of the Hellspruit and Olifants River upstream of Loskop Dam offering about 41 multi-pitch climbs, usually 4 to 5 pitches long. It is in a beautiful wild setting with an abundance of animals including fish eagle, buffalo, eland, giraffe, ostrich, crocodile, hippo and leopard. The area gets very hot, making it a perfect winter venue.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

11-12 July Sat, Sun - Castle Gorge - Path Restoration

Morne van der Linde This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 072 636 2779 (Mag Section)


The first restoration attempts is now planned for the weekends of 4/5 and 11/12 July 2015. It is envisaged that a number of additional weekends may be set aside over August and September in order to restore this path, prevent further erosion, and also allow the degraded areas to naturally rehabilitate.


Upcoming Events

12 July Sun - Northcliff. Orientation Meet

Deanne Kieser - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 072 063 7905


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

19 July Sun - Chosspile.  Sport Climbing (new addition)

Norman Mankowitz - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.082 880 7557


Upcoming Events

19 July Sun - Seremodi.  Crofton Weed Clearing.

Ottie Neser

26 July Sun - Seremodi.  Joint Meet with Mag

Penny Ludwig - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 082 959 1112

Upcoming Events

26 July Sun - Upper Tonquani. Family Meet.

Karl Lawrenz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 082 411 5267


With soaring cliffs, cascading waterfalls, crystal clear pools and majestic old trees through which the sun dapples, Upper Tonquani is considered by many as the most beautiful and spectacular of all Magaliesberg kloofs


Upcoming Events

2 Aug Sun - Dome (escarpment) - Trad

Paul Fatti - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 083 266 1532


Upcoming Events

6-10 Aug - Ice Climbing - Giants


Giant's Castle has the biggest selection of ice routes in the Berg/Lesotho area and is a great venue for beginner and more experienced ice climbers.

Dates: 6-10th August (over long weekend):

6th (Thurs): Leave JHB early and hike up to top (Makhaza) - Tough day!

7-9th (Fri-Sun): Climb

10th (Mon - Public Holiday): Hike down and drive back to JHB

Beginner ice climbers are welcome but they MUST have rock climbing experience (i.e. be competent at abseiling, tying own knots, should be comfortable climbing/leading grades 16-18 on rock). The hike up to Giant's is hard and therefore good fitness levels are needed. Ice gear can be loaned/rented from the club.


Marc Booysen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 082 495 7691

 

 

 Below : Provisional Meets and Dates

         

AUGUST

 

 

 

 

 2 Sunday

Trad

Dome South escarpment

Paul Fatti

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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

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.

Watch Deep Water Soloing Comp at Wilgepoort

Watch top SA climbers competing in Deep Water Soloing Competition

Watch Deep Water Soloing Comp at Wilgepoort

Click on the poster to enlarge it

The likes of Alex Bester (current highest red point grade 30), Brian Weaver (33), Ebert Nel (33), Falco Filotto (31), Ivan Van Der Tang (31) and Jahne Theron (30) will be confronted with lines most have never seen before. The price for not onsighting is getting wet. And the prize for onsighting is also getting wet. Welcome to Deep Water Soloing. No ropes. No bolts or cams. Just shoes, chalk and a cool head when you fall into the water.

The girls won't be standing back either: Eran Waldeck , Gillian Bester, Illona Pelser (29), Tiffany Wells, Wiebke Toussaint and others will see who gets the first ladies DWS crown.

The comp is managed by sport climbers Andrew Pedley and Neil Margetts at Big Pool in Wilgepoort, the wilderness purchased recently by the Mountain Club of South Africa.

Wilgepoort is about 45km north east of Bronkies in Gauteng.

Come watch the top guys and gals in a spectacular setting!

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