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Date Meet Title Grade
19 Jun (Wed) Berg Ice talk at Crossways hotel 7 for 7:30pm
20 Jun (Thu) Scrambles and hikes in the UAE
28 Jun (Fri) July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
1-5,R
29 Jun (Sat) Winter / Ice Rescue Training
29 Jun (Sat) July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
29 Jun (Sat) July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
3
29 Jun (Sat) July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
3
30 Jun (Sun) DMG Boot Hill
R
30 Jun (Sun) July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
R/I
30 Jun (Sun) July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
3-4
30 Jun (Sun) July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
3
1 Jul (Mon) July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
3
1 Jul (Mon) July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
3 Jul (Wed) July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
3 Jul (Wed) July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
4
4 Jul (Thu) July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
3
4 Jul (Thu) July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
2-3
6 Jul (Sat) July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
R
6 Jul (Sat) MCSA National Dinner
1
11 Jul (Thu) KZN-MCSA Rescue Training
25 Jul (Thu) Rhodes Ice Climbing
1
2 Aug (Fri) Ice Climbing Road Trip Bokong to Sani
1
3 Aug (Sat) KZN-MCSA Rescue Training
8 Aug (Thu) MCSA Supplementary Training
11 Aug (Sun) Nhlozane Hike
18 Aug (Sun) DMG Old Baldy
R
25 Aug (Sun) DMG Ringwood
R
31 Aug (Sat) KZN-MCSA Rescue Training
12 Sep (Thu) MCSA Supplementary Training
21 Sep (Sat) The GAT at Wit Umfolozi
R
27 Sep (Fri) Search Management Workshop
29 Sep (Sun) DMG Venue and Meet Leader to be announced
R
10 Oct (Thu) MCSA Supplementary Training
20 Oct (Sun) The Otter Trail
27 Oct (Sun) KZN-MCSA Rescue Training
14 Nov (Thu) MCSA Supplementary Training
23 Nov (Sat) KZN-MCSA Rescue Training
23 Nov (Sat) DMG Venue and Meet Leader to be announced
R
29 Nov (Fri) End of year campout and Underachiever Awards
1-3
12 Dec (Thu) MCSA Supplementary Training
22 Dec (Sun) KZN-MCSA Rescue Training
9 Jan (Thu) MCSA Supplementary Training
11 Jan (Sat) KZN-MCSA Rescue Training

Meet Grades range from 1 (easy walk) to 5 (serious 'Berg pass), R indicates rock-climbing.

For example, 3R could describe a meet involving a moderate hike and rock-climbing (which may be an optional activity).

Meet Details

Berg Ice talk at Crossways hotel 7 for 7:30pm
Date 19 Jun (Wed)
Description From the late iron age to W16 M18
Leader Gavin Raubenheimer
Leader Email gavin@peakhigh.co.za
Leader Cell 082 990 5876
Scrambles and hikes in the UAE
Date 20 Jun (Thu)
Description Gavin Raubenheimer will be giving his talk at the German Club Westville
Leader Steve Cooke
Leader Email steve@cookandson.co.za
Leader Cell 082 554 4883
July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
Date 28 Jun (Fri)
End Date 7 Jul (Sun)
Description Our beloved, annual July Camp, Cobham Campsite
Grade 1-5,R
Leader Rikki Abbot Wedderburn / Karen Miller
Leader Email ronwedd@netactive.co.za / kjmchiro@eject.co.za
Venue Cobham Campsite, Underberg
Winter / Ice Rescue Training
Date 29 Jun (Sat)
Description Rescue Training in the Sani area - possibly ice related.
Leader Paul Roth
Leader Email paul@highhorizons.co.za
Leader Cell 076 395 0119
Venue Sani Pass
July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
Date 29 Jun (Sat)
End Date 30 Jun (Sun)
Description Gorilla Cave via Baboon Cave and Siphongweni return via Giants Cup trail
Leader Dave Gay
Leader Email dave@landlubbers.co.za
July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
Date 29 Jun (Sat)
End Date 30 Jun (Sun)
Description Hike to Emerald Streams, stay at Gxalingenwa Cave
Grade 3
Leader Garret Cunningham
Leader Email garret@cnncomputers.co.za
Venue Cobham
July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
Date 29 Jun (Sat)
End Date 30 Jun (Sun)
Description Overnight trip to Mzikulwana Hut
Grade 3
Leader Mavis Morris
Leader Email mavismorris6@gmail.com
Venue Cobham
DMG Boot Hill
Date 30 Jun (Sun)
Description DMG Meet leader to be annonced
Grade R
July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
Date 30 Jun (Sun)
Description Ice Climbing for the experienced. Own gear required
Grade R/I
Leader Colin McCoy
Leader Email colinmccoy1985@gmail.com
Venue Cobham / Sani
July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
Date 30 Jun (Sun)
End Date 3 Jul (Wed)
Description 3 night hike. 1 Masuba Pass/Spectacle Cave, 2 tent on escarpment, 3 Sani Pass, Gxalingenwa cave and home via Pinacle Rock. PASSPORTS ESSENTIAL
Grade 3-4
Leader Graham Smith
Leader Email gdjsmith001@gmail.com
Venue Cobham
July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
Date 30 Jun (Sun)
End Date 3 Jul (Wed)
Description 3 nights. 1 Ngwnja Cave, 2 Gxalingenwa Cave, 3 Polela Cave
Grade 3
Leader Kevin Robertson
Leader Email revkevrobertson@gmail.com
Leader Cell 084 581 0506
Venue Cobham
July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
Date 1 Jul (Mon)
End Date 3 Jul (Wed)
Description From Garden Castle to Wave Cave, then Whyte's Cave and home via Giants Cup Trail
Grade 3
Leader Neil Williamson
Leader Email dendro-p@hotmail.com
July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
Date 1 Jul (Mon)
End Date 2 Jul (Tue)
Description Weaver Cave via Nutcracker Cave and Lakes Cave return via Giants Cup trail
Leader Dave Gay
Leader Email dave@landlubbers.co.za
July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
Date 3 Jul (Wed)
End Date 6 Jul (Sat)
Description Ascend Phinong Pass , climb Thabana Ntlenyana return via Mangaung Pass
Leader Dave Gay
Leader Email dave@landlubbers.co.za
July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
Date 3 Jul (Wed)
End Date 6 Jul (Sat)
Description 4 day hike. Sipongweni, Lakes Cave, Amkehla Pass, Hogdson's Peak, Masuba Pass, Spectacle Cave
Grade 4
Leader Anthony van Tonder
Leader Email awvt@global.co.za
Venue Cobham
July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
Date 4 Jul (Thu)
End Date 6 Jul (Sat)
Description Gxalingenwa cave and Spectacle cave via the Hub (optional Hodgesons / Giants Cup summit)
Grade 3
Leader Merv Gavin
Leader Email mervgg@gmail.com
Leader Cell 082 926 4007
Venue Cobham
July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
Date 4 Jul (Thu)
Description day hike within the Cobham Reserve
Grade 2-3
Leader Graham Smith
Leader Email gdjsmith001@gmail.com
Venue Cobham
July Camp (2024 MCSA National Camp)
Date 6 Jul (Sat)
Description Rock Climbing Cobham Crags
Grade R
Leader Simon Vickers
Leader Email simon@thefitnessfactory.co.za
Venue Cobham
MCSA National Dinner
Date 6 Jul (Sat)
Time 17:00
End Time 21:00
Description The national dinner held at the underberg Country Club
Grade 1
Leader Carl Dreyer
Leader Email carldreyer5@gmail.com
Leader Cell 084 527 9985
Venue Underberg Country Club
KZN-MCSA Rescue Training
Date 11 Jul (Thu)
Description Supplementary Training at Hillcrest Scout Hall
Leader Gavin Raubenheimer
Leader Email gavin@peakhigh.co.za
Leader Cell 082 990 5876
Venue Hillcrest Scout Hall
Rhodes Ice Climbing
Date 25 Jul (Thu)
End Date 27 Jul (Sat)
Description Ice Climbing for the experienced. Own gear required
Grade 1
Leader Gavin Raubenheimer
Leader Email gavin@peakhigh.co.za
Leader Cell 082 990 5876
Ice Climbing Road Trip Bokong to Sani
Date 2 Aug (Fri)
End Date 2 Aug (Fri)
Description Ice Climbing for the experienced. Own gear required
Grade 1
Leader Gavin Raubenheimer
Leader Email gavin@peakhigh.co.za
Leader Cell 082 990 5876
KZN-MCSA Rescue Training
Date 3 Aug (Sat)
Description Venue to be advertised.
Leader Jon Sargood
Leader Email jonsargood@hotmail.com
Leader Cell 082 652 5202
MCSA Supplementary Training
Date 8 Aug (Thu)
Description Supplementary Training at Hillcrest Scout Hall
Leader Jon Sargood
Leader Email jonsargood@hotmail.com
Leader Cell 082 652 5202
Venue Hillcrest Scout Hall
Nhlozane Hike
Date 11 Aug (Sun)
Description Meet at Mount Park Guest Farm at 08:30
Leader Mike Richmond
Leader Email espiedog@gmail.com
Leader Cell 082 872 3917
DMG Old Baldy
Date 18 Aug (Sun)
Description DMG Meet leader to be announced
Grade R
DMG Ringwood
Date 25 Aug (Sun)
Description DMG Meet leader to be announced
Grade R
KZN-MCSA Rescue Training
Date 31 Aug (Sat)
Description Venue to be advertised.
Leader Gustav Greffrath
Leader Email gustav@itchyfeetsa.co.za
MCSA Supplementary Training
Date 12 Sep (Thu)
Description Supplementary Training at Hillcrest Scout Hall
Leader Colin McCoy
Leader Email colinmccoy1985@gmail.com
Leader Cell 082 546 7963
Venue Hillcrest Scout Hall
The GAT at Wit Umfolozi
Date 21 Sep (Sat)
End Date 24 Sep (Tue)
Description The Great Annual Thrash - the biggest climbing party of the year.
Grade R
Leader Karen Miller
Leader Email kjmchiro@eject.co.za
Leader Cell Klipkloof Farm, Wit Umfolozi
Search Management Workshop
Date 27 Sep (Fri)
End Date 29 Sep (Sun)
Leader Paul Roth
Leader Email paul@highhorizons.co.za
Leader Cell 076 395 0119
Venue Southern Drakensberg
DMG Venue and Meet Leader to be announced
Date 29 Sep (Sun)
Grade R
MCSA Supplementary Training
Date 10 Oct (Thu)
Description Supplementary Training at Hillcrest Scout Hall
Leader Carl Dreyer
Leader Email carldreyer5@gmail.com
Leader Cell 084 527 9985
Venue Hillcrest Scout Hall
The Otter Trail
Date 20 Oct (Sun)
End Date 26 Oct (Sat)
Description Hike the Otter Trail
Leader Trevor Govender
Leader Cell 981 764 0045
KZN-MCSA Rescue Training
Date 27 Oct (Sun)
Description Venue to be advertised.
Leader Gavin Raubenheimer
Leader Email gavin@peakhigh.co.za
Leader Cell 082 990 5876
MCSA Supplementary Training
Date 14 Nov (Thu)
Description Supplementary Training at Hillcrest Scout Hall
Leader Gavin Raubenheimer
Leader Email gavin@peakhigh.co.za
Leader Cell 082 990 5876
Venue Hillcrest Scout Hall
KZN-MCSA Rescue Training
Date 23 Nov (Sat)
Description Venue to be advertised.
Leader Jon Sargood
Leader Email jonsargood@hotmail.com
Leader Cell 082 652 5202
DMG Venue and Meet Leader to be announced
Date 23 Nov (Sat)
Grade R
End of year campout and Underachiever Awards
Date 29 Nov (Fri)
End Date 1 Dec (Sun)
Description Bushwillow Caravan Park, Karkloof
Grade 1-3
Leader Karen Miller
Leader Email kjmchiro@eject.co.za
Venue Bushwillow Caravan Park, Karkloof
MCSA Supplementary Training
Date 12 Dec (Thu)
Description Supplementary Training at Hillcrest Scout Hall
Leader Jon Sargood
Leader Email jonsargood@hotmail.com
Leader Cell 082 652 5202
Venue Hillcrest Scout Hall
KZN-MCSA Rescue Training
Date 22 Dec (Sun)
Description Venue to be advertised.
Leader Carl Dreyer
Leader Email carldreyer5@gmail.com
Leader Cell 084 527 9985
MCSA Supplementary Training
Date 9 Jan (Thu)
Description Supplementary Training at Hillcrest Scout Hall
Leader Colin McCoy
Leader Email colinmccoy1985@gmail.com
Leader Cell 082 546 7963
Venue Hillcrest Scout Hall
KZN-MCSA Rescue Training
Date 11 Jan (Sat)
Description Venue to be advertised.
Leader Colin McCoy
Leader Email colinmccoy1985@gmail.com
Leader Cell 082 546 7963

GRADES - Where a Berg or other climbing meet has been allocated a grade 1, 2 or 3 as well as the usual R, this means that non-climbers are most welcome as hikers on the meet.

IMPROMPTU MEETS - May be arranged at short notice and the details will be shared on the club Whatsapp group.

NEW MEETS - Please advise Clem Robins of your plans for a meet which you are prepared to arrange/lead and it will be added to the Meet Sheet.

DMG - A monthly meet of trad climbers with partners pushing their grades & then slaking their thirst, but other climbers are welcome to come along to the venue for the camaraderie.

MCP CLIMBERS - Tuesday climbers group - contact Bruce Sobey (083 440 6753).

UPDATES - The latest Meet Sheet can be viewed on the club's website at https://mcsa-kzn-meets.azurewebsites.net/Meets.

CAMBALALA HUT - Booking calendar on-line (https://www.mcsakzn.co.za/about/cambalala-hut/) or Clem Robins at clemnolarobins@gmail.com

GUIDE TO MEET LEADERS - Meet Leaders please note the Guide to Meet Leaders and Indemnity Form on the MCSA KZN website.

DISCLAIMER - Hiking and climbing in mountainous areas are potentially hazardous activities. Participation in MCSA meets is at your own risk. It is your own responsibility to be properly equipped with adequate food, clothing, footwear, sleeping bag, shelter and maps. The club and the meet leaders cannot be held liable for any injuries or mishaps whatsoever. An Indemnity Form is available for leaders use.