Reminders 14 August 2017

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NOTICES and PRESENTATIONS

Prospective Members’ talk:  

Wednesdays 18:00  - MCSA Office CityROCK

MCSA CityROCK night

Mountain Club members will only enjoy the half price discount on Wednesday evenings when there is a slideshow or other activity on, and only between 5pm and 7pm, as thereafter the members should be participating in the event. MCSA children will still receive their discount on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm -5pm. All minors are to be supervised by a parent or a guardian.

Eagles at Choss and Wilgepoort and Tonquani

Great news! We have confirmation that a pair of Verreaux’s Eagles are nesting in Tonquani.

The nest is located in the vicinity of Tonquani Camp in Junction Kloof. Climbers are requested to refrain from any climbs near the nest.

Climbing restrictions remain in place for Wilgepoort and Chosspile (LOTR).

Please share any information on eagle activity.

mcsa.jhb.conservation@gmail.com

Free Event at Maropeng on Saturday 26 August 2017

The following talks will be presented at the Maropeng Centre in the Cradle of Humankind on Saturday 26 August 2017:

Vincent Carruthers:  Introduction to the Magaliesberg Biosphere and the Cradle of Humankind

Simon Gear:  The Vultures of the Magaliesberg

Andre Wedepohl:  The Battle of Dwarsvlei (11 July 1900)

This event is free to the public, and will run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please send an email to reception@maropeng.co.za to book your place.

MCSA Annual Dinner -    23 September 2017
Venue: Milk Plum Café, Pretoria National Botanical Gardens.
Time: 18h00 for 18h30.  Dress:  semi-formal. Cost: R280/person.


The Magaliesberg Section is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2018 and their hosting the annual dinner will be the start of the celebrations! Do  join them. A cash bar will be available.  Guest speaker willl be Tod Collins.  

Please RSVP and to book your table by 11 September via the website www.mcsamagalies.co.za/  or email meets@mag.mcsa.co.za

MEETS

19-20 Aug 2017 - Conservation meet at Mhlabatini

Facebook event:

Contact: Michael Stiller on 082 962 0845 or stillerm@arc.agric.za

Calling on all JHB members to please join in on this important conservation meet.

  1. Extra assistance required to clear sand olives along property fence. Please bring saws.
  2. Climbers needed to clear Crofton from cliffs - at least 8 or 10 - to work in pairs.
  3. People needed on the ground to check main stream and all the side streams.

19-20 Aug 2017 - Climbing at Makapansgat: Trad, exploring.

Facebook event:

Contact: Dion van der Riet on 082 776 7676 or dionvdr@gmail.com

Makapansgat is about 100 kilometres South of Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg) near Mokopane (formerly Potgietersrus) in the Strydpoort mountain range, making it an ideal weekend trip or a handy alternative if you’re rained off Blouberg. It’s an all-trad venue with a super easy walk-in, very exposed, wild and beautiful camping, deep pools, high waterfalls and easy-to-access cragging. There is lots of new route potential.

19-20 Aug 2017 - Ice climbing in Lesotho

Contact: Marc Booysen on 082 495 7691  

There is a little ice!  Suitable for all, including beginners.

26-27 Aug 2017 - Climbing at The Hell: Trad, hiking, car camping.

Facebook event:

Contact: Rob Cole on 083 327 9966 or rob@adelie.co.za

This is a trad climbing area at the confluence of the Hellspruit and Olifants River upstream of Loskop Dam offering about 41 multi-pitch climbs, usually 4 to 5 pitches long. It is in a beautiful wild setting with an abundance of animals including fish eagle, buffalo, eland, giraffe, ostrich, crocodile, hippo and leopard. The area gets very hot, making it a perfect winter venue.

03 Sept 2017 - Climbing at Dome Escarpment

Contact: Peter Speed on 076 945 6389 or petspeedsa@gmail.com

There is a limit on the numbers who can attend the meet, so people wanting to attend the meet must contact Peter beforehand by email or cellphone.

We will meet at Hekpoort T-junction at 8am and then drive together to Steynshoop.   They don't want people to arrive in dribs and drabs.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST INFORM THE MEET LEADER IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN A MEET.  PLEASE INFORM THE MEET LEADER BY FRIDAY 13h00 IF YOU WISH TO GO ON A MEET.


Club Contact Details:

Office Number:  011 067 0326  Office hours are 3-6pm weekdays (For Permits, membership, standard enquiries)

Email: admin@jhb.mcsa.org.za

Website:  www.jhb.mcsa.org.za

Physical Address: 173 Republic Road, Randburg, (entrance in Fourth Avenue South)

Postal Address: MCSA Johannesburg Section, P.O. Box 1257 Fontainebleau 2032

JOHANNESBURG SECTION

Established 1931

ALL PERSONS TAKING PART IN CLUB ACTIVITIES DO SO ENTIRELY AT THEIR OWN RISK AND HAVE TO ADHERE TO THE RULES OF THE MOUNTAIN CLUB OF SOUTH AFRICA JOHANNESBURG SECTION.  

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