• Anna, Isabella and all the family.
    We are thinking of you and send our love and warmest wishes.
    Much love Lawrence and Jan

  • Can I get more details of the time and venue please?

  • Dear Anna
    I am very sorry for Carl,s passing, I am sending you and Isabella my sincere condolences. I still remember when Concordia and I met Carl and you in Mweni Valley in the 70’s. The last time I met Carl was at July Camp 2009 with Isabella.
    Yours sincerely

  • Our sincere condolences to Ana and Isabella, and to Paul Fatti and his siblings and family. Very sad indeed.
    We have any number of happy memories of time spent with Carl in the mountains.
    Our love to all who miss him.

    Gordon and Marena

  • Dear Paul, Lisa, Anna, Isabella, and families. I will not be able to join you tomorrow in your memorial service in honour of Carl. Know though that my thoughts have been with you constantly since I received the sad, sad news of Carl’s passing. I have had lovely conversations with you at July Camp last year, and also with Carl, and I know how close you all are. You will continue to remain in my thoughts as you mourn the loss of your beloved brother, husband and father. Warmest regards. Tineke

  • Dear Anna, Isabella, Paul & family

    Our family is deeply saddened by Carl’s premature passing. The many happy times we shared with him in the mountains will remain with us for ever.

    We will be with you in spirit as you honour Carl in the beautiful Gardens today. He left a wonderful legacy.

    Duncan, Jean, Tammy & Kim

  • Dear Anna, Isabella, Paul, Lisa and families,
    We were so very sad and shocked by the news of Carl’s accident.
    It was Carl and Anna who introduced me to the Johannesburg Mountain Club and I am indebted to them both. We have very fond memories of climbing, hiking and spending time in beautiful mountains and July Camps with Carl.
    Our thoughts and deep condolences are with you all during his Memorial today and in this time of mourning and loss.
    Warmest wishes,
    Sue and Terry

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    • 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.

      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.
      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


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