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Date Meet Title Grade
12 Jul (Tue) Giants Castle Ice Climbing 5
14 Jul (Thu) Giants Castle Ice Climbing 5
16 Jul (Sat) Rescue Training 5
22 Jul (Fri) Cambalala House 1
9 Aug (Tue) Nhlozane 2
19 Aug (Fri) Outreach outing at Cambalala House 1-2
17 Sep (Sat) Outreach outing overnight hike 1-2
27 Sep (Tue) Amatola Trail 3
2 Dec (Fri) Mount Park Guest Farm

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

Giants Castle Ice Climbing
Date 12 Jul (Tue)
End Date 16 Jul (Sat)
Description Ice Climbing
Grade 5
Leader Colin McCoy
Leader Email
Leader Cell 0825467963
Venue Giants Castle
Giants Castle Ice Climbing
Date 14 Jul (Thu)
End Date 18 Jul (Mon)
Description Ice Climbing
Grade 5
Leader Rob Powel
Leader Email
Venue Giants Castle
Rescue Training
Date 16 Jul (Sat)
Description Cliff Practice
Grade 5
Leader Carl Dreyer
Leader Email
Leader Cell 0845279985
Venue Monteseel
Cambalala House
Date 22 Jul (Fri)
End Date 25 Jul (Mon)
Description Work Meet
Grade 1
Leader Clem Robins
Leader Email
Leader Cell 084 500 4666
Venue Cathedral Peak
Date 9 Aug (Tue)
Description Annual hike up Nhlozane
Grade 2
Leader Mike Richmond
Leader Email
Leader Cell 0828723917
Venue Dargle
Outreach outing at Cambalala House
Date 19 Aug (Fri)
End Date 21 Aug (Sun)
Description Outreach meet
Grade 1-2
Leader Michaela Geytenebeek
Leader Email
Leader Cell 0714110769
Outreach outing overnight hike
Date 17 Sep (Sat)
End Date 19 Sep (Mon)
Description Venue to be decided
Grade 1-2
Leader Michaela Geytenebeek
Leader Email
Leader Cell 0714110769
Amatola Trail
Date 27 Sep (Tue)
End Date 2 Oct (Sun)
Description Hike the Amatola Trail
Grade 3
Leader Martin Lourens
Leader Email
Leader Cell 0729245235
Mount Park Guest Farm
Date 2 Dec (Fri)
End Date 2 Dec (Fri)
Description MCSA KZN end of year party
Leader Karen Miller
Leader Email
Leader Cell 0711149727
Venue Dargle

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

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,, or Neil Williamson (Durban) 0836589494,

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

CAMBALALA HUT - Booking calendar on-line ( or Clem Robins at

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.