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Date Meet Title Grade
Giba gander to Mackintosh Falls (Date TBA) 7km. 8am 2-3
Kloof Gorge Hike 10km 7am (Date TBA) 3-4
30 Jan (Sun) Monteseel Climbing R
4 Feb (Fri) Night Nunus walk 2
4 Feb (Fri) Giants Castle hike 3
12 Feb (Sat) Berg cave hike 2/3
18 Feb (Fri) Cambalala House 1
19 Feb (Sat) Rock climbing R
20 Feb (Sun) Rescue Cliff Training 5
5 Mar (Sat) AGM 1
19 Mar (Sat) Tarn Cave, Tshoelikane Falls, Sethlabatebe HIKE NOW FULLY BOOKED 4
26 Mar (Sat) Climb Sentinel R
27 Mar (Sun) DMG - Ringwood R
1 Apr (Fri) Cambalala House 1
24 Apr (Sun) Rescue Training - Umgeni Valley 5
20 May (Fri) Cumberland Nature Reserve Camping 2-3
11 Jul (Mon) Giants Castle Ice Climbing 5

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

Giba gander to Mackintosh Falls (Date TBA) 7km. 8am
Date
Description A suburban nature walk to the Mackintosh Falls. a little slippery underfoot.
Grade 2-3
Leader Karen Miller
Leader Email kjmchiro@eject.co.za
Leader Cell 071 114 9727 watsapp
Venue Giba Gorge, St Helier entrance
Kloof Gorge Hike 10km 7am (Date TBA)
Date
Description Stunning suburban nature. Moderate 10km hike, steep hills, slippery underfoot at the river.
Grade 3-4
Leader Karen Miller
Leader Email kjmchiro@eject.co.za
Leader Cell 071 114 9727 watsapp
Venue Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, kloof
Monteseel Climbing
Date 30 Jan (Sun)
Description Rock climbing at Monteseel.
Grade R
Leader Simon Vickers
Leader Email simon@thefitnessfactory.co.za
Leader Cell 844208230
Venue Monteseel
Night Nunus walk
Date 4 Feb (Fri)
Description Nick Evans will share his expertise on a night walk in search of reptiles and nocturnal activity in the Pamiet Nature Reserve. R30pp, R 20 for kids under 12
Grade 2
Leader Karen Miller
Leader Email kjmchiro@eject.co.za
Leader Cell 071 114 9727 watsapp
Venue Palmiet Nature Reserve, Westville
Giants Castle hike
Date 4 Feb (Fri)
End Date 6 Feb (Sun)
Description Traverse from Bannermans Pass to Giants pass
Grade 3
Leader Merv Gavin
Leader Email mervgg@gmail.com
Leader Cell 082 9264 007
Venue Giants Castle
Berg cave hike
Date 12 Feb (Sat)
End Date 13 Feb (Sun)
Description Overnight hike to a berg cave
Grade 2/3
Leader Carl Dreyer
Leader Email carldreyer5@gmail.com
Leader Cell 084 527 9985
Venue TBA
Cambalala House
Date 18 Feb (Fri)
End Date 20 Feb (Sun)
Description Work Meet
Grade 1
Leader Clem Robins
Leader Email clemnolarobins@gmail.com
Leader Cell 084 500 4666
Venue Cathedral Peak
Rock climbing
Date 19 Feb (Sat)
Description Venue TBA
Grade R
Leader Graeme Bruschi
Leader Email
Leader Cell 071 398 5929
Venue TBA
Rescue Cliff Training
Date 20 Feb (Sun)
Grade 5
Leader Jon Sargood
Leader Email jonsargood@hotmail.com
Leader Cell 082 652 5202
Venue Monteseel
AGM
Date 5 Mar (Sat)
Time 14:30
Description Club AGM
Grade 1
Leader Jess McTaggart
Leader Email
Leader Cell 072 229 9406
Venue Hillcrest Scout Hall
Tarn Cave, Tshoelikane Falls, Sethlabatebe HIKE NOW FULLY BOOKED
Date 19 Mar (Sat)
End Date 21 Mar (Mon)
Description Explore the Sethlabatebe area from Tarn Cave. Passports may be required. and possible covid test done on site.
Grade 4
Leader Karen Miller
Leader Email kjmchiro@eject.co.za
Leader Cell 071 114 9727 watsapp
Venue Bushmans Nek
Climb Sentinel
Date 26 Mar (Sat)
End Date 27 Mar (Sun)
Description Climb Sentinel
Grade R
Leader Carl Dreyer
Leader Email carldreyer5@gmail.com
Leader Cell 084 527 9985
Venue Sentinel Peak
DMG - Ringwood
Date 27 Mar (Sun)
Description DMG
Grade R
Leader Gavin Raubenheimer
Leader Email gavin@peakhigh.co.za
Leader Cell 082 990 5876
Venue Ringwood
Cambalala House
Date 1 Apr (Fri)
End Date 4 Apr (Mon)
Description Work Meet
Grade 1
Leader Clem Robins
Leader Email clemnolarobins@gmail.com
Leader Cell 084 500 4666
Venue Cathedral Peak
Rescue Training - Umgeni Valley
Date 24 Apr (Sun)
Description Rescue Cliff Training
Grade 5
Leader Carl Dreyer
Leader Email carldreyer5@gmail.com
Leader Cell 084 527 9985
Venue Umngeni Valley
Cumberland Nature Reserve Camping
Date 20 May (Fri)
End Date 22 May (Sun)
Description Camping, birding and hiking in Cumberland Nature Reserve, Wartburg. R370 for the weekend.
Grade 2-3
Leader Karen Miller
Leader Email kjmchiro@eject.co.za
Leader Cell 071 114 9727 watsapp
Venue Wartburg
Giants Castle Ice Climbing
Date 11 Jul (Mon)
End Date 17 Jul (Sun)
Description Ice Climbing
Grade 5
Leader Rob Powel

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.

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.

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.