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February
  • 03
    03.February.Sunday

    Climbing @ Hamerkop with Mike Byrd

    All day
    2019.02.03

    Meet leader:  Mike Byrd  – 083 625 6294 – email muddyboot@live.co.uk

    Hamerkop Kloof is a long kloof, the lower part of which is owned by the Hamerkop Mountain Trust while the upper part is privately owned, so off limits unless you have a permit from the landowner.  The kloof is home to over 200 trad climbs along its length, of which most are grade 18 and below. Many of the routes are also one pitch long, making the area a safe and fun venue for people starting trad climbing. Hamerkop has one of the shortest walk-ins of any of the Magaliesberg kloofs, making it a popular crag for families with young children.

  • 06
    06.February.Wednesday

    NO prospective members' talk tonight

    18:00
    2019.02.06

    COME TO THE MANASLU PRESENTATION INSTEAD!

  • 06
    06.February.Wednesday

    Presentation: SUCCESS ON MANASLU - Jeannette McGill

    19:15-21:00
    2019.02.06
    City ROCK Johannesburg
    City ROCK Johannesburg

    Venue:  CityROCK presentation area
    Time:   19h15 for 19h30
    Jeannette first went to Manaslu in 2015, but the team had to abort the climb due to bad weather. Determined to finish what she had started, Jeannette went back in 2018 and this time was successful! Don’t miss this one, and her fascinating story

  • 10
    10.February.Sunday

    Climbing @ Grootkloof with Guenther Bargon

    All day
    2019.02.10

    Meet leader:  Guenther Bargon  –  083 659 0850 – email gjbargon@gmail.com

    Grootkloof is a shady, attractive kloof with a running stream, clear pools and unique rock formations, including a huge suspended chock stone with trees growing on it straddling the whole kloof midway between Sonderbroek and Trumpet. The rock, which in places reaches 60 metres in height, is generally excellent, and the kloof has a good selection of climbs of all grades.

    Meet at Grootkloof parking area between 08:15 and 08:30

  • 13
    13.February.Wednesday

    Prospective members' talk at 6pm

    18:00-19:00
    2019.02.13

    MCSA Office, CityRock Complex

    • Message from National Search & Rescue:Notice regarding Mountain Rescue during the COVID-19 lockdown

      We are all aware how Public Health guidelines have urged the public to 'flatten the curve' of the COVID-19 virus, and our President's announcement of lockdown is a welcomed show of courageous leadership that South Africa needs at this time.

      The Mountain Club of SA's Search and Rescue teams support this approach categorically.

      WE URGE THE PUBLIC:
      1) If engaging in some last minute pursuits this week, please engage in ultra-low-risk activities only. Please also respect closures already in place by SAN Parks and Ezemvelo.
      2) Please respect the lockdown unconditionally.
      WHY?
      Because it is the right thing to do.
      ...and accidents do happen, no matter how expert you think you may be.
      The MCSA's search and rescue team make themselves available because we believe in the value of responsible enjoyment of the wilderness, and in supporting our outdoor colleagues and community.
      Where life and limb is at stake, our members may still come to your aid.

      HOWEVER, during this crisis:
      - Healthcare infrastructure must be reserved for only the most critical, necessary cases.
      - Your own exposure to the virus will be significantly higher while being rescued and receiving healthcare.
      - Our search and rescue volunteers are not 'essential healthcare workers'. Don't be selfish!
      If our members must respond to a call-out during the lockdown period, they invalidate their and their family's quarantine activities during this critical time and that may have an impact on their ability to return to work.
      - S&R response may in fact be limited - our approach to incident management will be to coach and support self-rescue, or to send minimum-team responses.

      We look forward to a time soon where we can all enjoy our wilderness and natural areas together, assured of the safety and well being of our loved ones at home.

      Thank you.
      MCSA Search & Rescue

    Reminder:

  • MCSA Office is closed.
  • CityRock is closed.
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    This Newsletter is our primary method of communication with you. Please notify us if your email or other contact information has changed: admin@jhb.mcsa.org.za.
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  • "It is with further consideration of isolation that all MCSA meets have been cancelled pending further notice" steve Hoffe. Chairman.