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Date Meet Title Grade
24 Sep (Fri) Swinburne 5
2 Oct (Sat) Yellowwood Cave hike 2/3
8 Oct (Fri) Cambalala house 1
8 Oct (Fri) Pine Busters Meet 3
14 Oct (Thu) Supplementary Rescue Training 1
16 Oct (Sat) Beginner Trad climbing day R
24 Oct (Sun) Rescue Training - Shongweni R
31 Oct (Sun) DMG Monteseel 5 R
6 Nov (Sat) Overnight Tenting trip 2/3
11 Nov (Thu) Supplementary Rescue Training 1
13 Nov (Sat) Rescue Training - Howick Falls R
19 Nov (Fri) End of Year Party and Camping 1/3
19 Nov (Fri) Cambalala house 1
3 Dec (Fri) Pine Busters Meet 3
5 Dec (Sun) Rescue Training - Monteseel R
16 Dec (Thu) Cathedral Peak hike 3

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

Swinburne
Date 24 Sep (Fri)
End Date 26 Sep (Sun)
Description Climbing and family meet and day trad climbing at Platberg
Grade 5
Leader Gavin Raubenheimer
Leader Email gavin@peakhigh.co.za
Leader Cell 082 9905876
Venue Appin Farm, FS
Yellowwood Cave hike
Date 2 Oct (Sat)
End Date 3 Oct (Sun)
Description Hike to and overnight in Yellowwood cave
Grade 2/3
Leader Carl Dreyer
Leader Email carldreyer5@gmail.com
Leader Cell 0845279985
Venue Lotheni
Cambalala house
Date 8 Oct (Fri)
End Date 10 Oct (Sun)
Description Work Meet
Grade 1
Leader Clem Robins
Leader Email clemnolarobins@gmail.com
Leader Cell 0845004666
Pine Busters Meet
Date 8 Oct (Fri)
End Date 10 Oct (Sun)
Description Mzimkulwana hut
Grade 3
Leader Roger Mantel
Leader Email roger_mantel@yahoo.com
Leader Cell 0823346122
Supplementary Rescue Training
Date 14 Oct (Thu)
Time 19:00
Description Training at the Hillcrest Scout Hall
Grade 1
Leader Carl Dreyer
Leader Email carldreyer5@gmail.com
Leader Cell 0845279985
Venue Hillcrest Scouts
Beginner Trad climbing day
Date 16 Oct (Sat)
Time 08:00
End Time 12:00
Description Learn the ins and outs of Trad and climb some routes
Grade R
Leader Carl Dreyer
Leader Email carldreyer5@gmail.com
Leader Cell 0845279985
Venue Monteseel
Rescue Training - Shongweni
Date 24 Oct (Sun)
Description Rescue Cliff Training
Grade R
Leader Bruce Sobrey
Leader Email sobreybrucerose@gmai.com
Venue Shongweni
DMG Monteseel
Date 31 Oct (Sun)
Description Dry Mouth Guild
Grade 5 R
Leader Gavin Raubenheimer
Leader Email gavin@peakhigh.co.za
Leader Cell 082 9905876
Overnight Tenting trip
Date 6 Nov (Sat)
End Date 7 Nov (Sun)
Description Wild camp in a remote location
Grade 2/3
Leader Carl Dreyer
Leader Email carldreyer5@gmail.com
Leader Cell 0845279985
Venue Vergelegen
Supplementary Rescue Training
Date 11 Nov (Thu)
Time 19:00
Description Training at the Hillcrest Scout Hall
Grade 1
Leader Carl Dreyer
Leader Email carldreyer5@gmail.com
Leader Cell 0845279985
Venue Hillcrest Scouts
Rescue Training - Howick Falls
Date 13 Nov (Sat)
Description Rescue Cliff Training
Grade R
Leader Carl Dreyer
Leader Email carldreyer5@gmail.com
Leader Cell 0845279985
Venue Howick Falls
End of Year Party and Camping
Date 19 Nov (Fri)
End Date 21 Nov (Sun)
Description Glenhaven Campsite, Underberg
Grade 1/3
Leader Karen Miller
Leader Email kjmchiro@eject.co.za
Venue Glenhaven Campsite, Underberg
Cambalala house
Date 19 Nov (Fri)
End Date 22 Nov (Mon)
Description Work Meet
Grade 1
Leader Clem Robins
Leader Email clemnolarobins@gmail.com
Leader Cell 0845004666
Pine Busters Meet
Date 3 Dec (Fri)
End Date 5 Dec (Sun)
Description Venue to be advised
Grade 3
Leader Roger Mantel
Leader Email roger_mantel@yahoo.com
Leader Cell 0823346122
Rescue Training - Monteseel
Date 5 Dec (Sun)
Description Rescue Cliff Training
Grade R
Leader Colin McCoy
Leader Email colinmccoy1985@gmail.com
Leader Cell 0825467963
Cathedral Peak hike
Date 16 Dec (Thu)
End Date 19 Dec (Sun)
Description Hike to Roland's cave via Ribbon Falls and Cleft Peak
Grade 3
Leader Gavin Raubenheimer
Leader Email gavin@peakhigh.co.za
Leader Cell 082 9905876

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.

BACK-UP MEET LEADERS - When unable to take their meet, the meet leader should have contact details of a backup leader.

IMPROMPTU MEETS - May be arranged at short notice and the details will be distributed by email, on the website and in the newsletter if time permits. Be sure that you are on the Google-mail list for MCSA members to receive notice of the many short notice meets (contact kzn.mcsa.comm@gmail.com).

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

MONTHLY ADVENTURE TALKS & SOCIAL EVENINGS - If you know of someone who has interesting slides to show on hiking, climbing or travelling please contact Ian Bailey (Pietermaritzburg) 083 269 6201, ianbailey@telkomsa.net, or Neil Williamson (Durban) 0836589494, dendro-p@hotmail.com.

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.

UPDATES - Check the newsletter and website for changes and for details of new meets. The latest Meet Sheet can be viewed on the club's website at https://mcsa-kzn-meets.azurewebsites.net/Meets or http://kzn.mcsa.org.za/meets

CAMBALALA HUT - Booking calendar on-line (http://kzn.mcsa.org.za/Resources/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.

CLIMBING ON TUESDAYS - Contact Bruce Sobey, 083 440 6753.

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.