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Date Meet Title Grade
30 Jul (Fri) Christmas in July cave hike ?
30 Jul (Fri) Pine Busters 3
7 Aug (Sat) Wit Umfolozi Climbing R
9 Aug (Mon) Memorial hike to Nhlozane (day hike) 2
12 Aug (Thu) Supplementary Rescue Training 1
13 Aug (Fri) Cambalala House Work meet 1
9 Sep (Thu) Supplementary Rescue Training 1
10 Sep (Fri) Search and Rescue Workshop 5R
14 Oct (Thu) Supplementary Rescue Training 1
11 Nov (Thu) Supplementary Rescue Training 1
19 Nov (Fri) End of year Party and camping 1-3

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

Christmas in July cave hike
Date 30 Jul (Fri)
End Date 1 Aug (Sun)
Description Overnight cave hike to celebrate Christmas in July
Grade ?
Leader Carl Dreyer
Leader Email carldreyer5@gmail.com
Leader Cell 0845279985
Venue TBC
Pine Busters
Date 30 Jul (Fri)
End Date 1 Aug (Sun)
Description Pine tree eradication in Wonder Valley (TBC).
Grade 3
Leader Roger Mantel
Leader Email roger_mantel@yahoo.com
Venue TBC
Wit Umfolozi Climbing
Date 7 Aug (Sat)
End Date 9 Aug (Mon)
Grade R
Leader Tony van Tonder
Leader Email awvt@global.co.za
Venue Wit Umfolozi
Memorial hike to Nhlozane (day hike)
Date 9 Aug (Mon)
Description Day hike to Nhlozane (Dargle)
Grade 2
Leader Mike Richmond
Leader Email mike.r@ixengineers.co.za
Leader Cell 082 872 3917
Venue Nhlozane, Dargle area
Supplementary Rescue Training
Date 12 Aug (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
Cambalala House Work meet
Date 13 Aug (Fri)
End Date 16 Aug (Mon)
Description Work meet at Cambalala
Grade 1
Leader Clem Robins
Leader Email clemnolarobins@gmail.com
Leader Cell 0845004666
Venue Cambalala
Supplementary Rescue Training
Date 9 Sep (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
Search and Rescue Workshop
Date 10 Sep (Fri)
Time 18:00
End Date 12 Sep (Sun)
Description TBA
Grade 5R
Leader Paul Roth et al
Leader Email paul@highhorizons.co.za
Leader Cell 076 395 0119
Venue TBA
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
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
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

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.