Reminders 19 June 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.

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28 June  :  7 pm.   Metolius Injury Prevention Workshop
With Kent Jennings

CityROCK

Presentation on correct warming up and cooling down techniques to prevent typical hand and elbow climbing injuries; correct finger taping and looking after your climber’s hands. 20% off sale on injury prevention products in the Gear shop!

MEETS

25 Jun 2017 - Climbing in Upper Tonquani

Contact: Ulrike Kiefer on 072 254 8380 or ukiefer@icon.co.za

With soaring cliffs, cascading waterfalls, crystal clear pools and majestic old trees through which the sun dapples, Upper Tonquani is considered by many as the most beautiful and spectacular of all Magaliesberg kloofs.

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1 - 2 Jul 2017 - Joint meet with Mag section at Wilgepoort

Contact: Steve Broccardo on 072 270 0170 or sbroccardo@gmail.com

Campfire on Saturday, climbing on Sunday.

7 July - City Rock school holiday crag days

Contact: City Rock on 010 007 2732 or jhbkids@cityrock.co.za

8 - 22 July 2017 - July Camp   DEADLINE:

Only 3 weeks left to apply - there is still space.

Contact: Mike Coke on 083 321 8841 or julycampbooking@gmail.com

This year July Camp will be held in the Northern Drakensberg in the Didima (Cathedral Peak) area, one of the best

known parts of the Drakensberg (correctly called, the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site). July Camp has been not been in this area since 2006, so 11 years later seems a good time to return! July Camp 2017 again will be a ‘Camp with a difference’ adding yet another, very different, facet to the total July Camp experience!

9 July 2017 - Climbing at Fernkloof

Contact: Chris Green on 084 250 1383 or chris.green@injozi.biz

The sport climbing area is a narrow gully with a stream, offering wonderfully cool conditions in summer.  The good climbing, however, starts at grade 24 so is most suitable for advanced climbers.

The traditional area, however, has over 50 routes of moderate difficulty.  It is suitable for all MCSA members who are willing to put in the “leg work” to get there.

9 July 2017 - Conservation meet at Boekenhoutkloof

Contacts:

MAG: Johan Myburgh: 082 464 0944; myburgh.jan@gmail.com

JHB:  Johann Breytenbach:082 556 9900;     mcsa.jhb.conservation@gmail.com 

Come join in the fun and get rid of Crofton.

9 July 2017 - Orientation meet at Northcliff

Contact: Alan Watson on 082 459 3241 or Corp-tech@iafrica.com

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9 July 2017 - Guided walk in Tonquani with Karin Spottiswoode

(registered field guide)

Contact: Barbara Reid 083 02 0530 or reidb@reidsaccounting.co.za;

More info about time and place to meet, to be confirmed.

In on our walk into Tonquani Karin hopes to create awareness of what an amazing ecosystem the Magaliesberg is, get you to notice all the living organisms you walk past when you walk in the Magaliesberg, what an important role each organism plays in the natural environment, and much much more. We will do as much plant and animal ID as you are interested in - bring your reference books!

16 July 2017 - Sport climbing at Choss

Contact: Tina Culwick on 083 458 3543 or tina.culwick@gmail.com

Chosspile is a sport climbing area above the Hartbeespoort Dam, within an hour’s drive from Johannesburg.  It comprises of 3 climbing sectors with grades ranging between 11 and 32.  For beginners / children the Harry Potter sector (about 30 routes) is most suitable, while strong climbers will enjoy Lord of the Rings with its hard lines and futuristic projects.

23 Jul 2017 - Climbing at Fountain Gully

Contact : Tony Seebregts on 076 146 5479 or tony.seebregts@gmail.com

Fountain Gully is one of the few trad climbing areas on the escarpment of the Magaliesberg.  It offers good exposure on the South facing cliffs.

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23 Jul 2017 -  Boer War Meet at Swartruggens (The Eland’s River Siege)

Contact: Andre Wedepohl on 073 238 1432 or andre@armstrongs.co.za
The Eland's River Siege took place from 4 to 16 August 1900. About 500 men (mostly Rhodesian and Australian volunteers) were besieged at a British army supply depot by General Koos de la Rey, who had with him about 2 000 Boers and 5 cannons..

 

The current owner of the property has at his own expense erected a private museum which is filled with all sorts of interesting artefacts recovered from the trenches. Andre will give a talk on the siege at the museum and will then lead a walk to the koppies which were successfully held by the Rhodesian and Australian forces. Many of the trenches at these koppies are still clearly visible. On the way back to Johannesburg, the British military cemetery from the siege will also be visited.

 

Numbers for this meet will be limited to 30 people. We will meet outside the Wimpy on the eastern side of Swartruggens at 9:00 am (but please aim to be there no later than 8:45 am).

The Wimpy is on the right hand side of the N4, about 50 km west of Rustenburg. Please contact Andre if you need directions. Driving time from Johannesburg is about 2 hours 30 minutes.

29 Jul 2017 - Camp fire meet at Wilgepoort, joint with MAG

Contact: Som Morkel on 082 600 5418 or somerset@serala.co.za

The crag itself is in the picturesque Gouwsberg Valley on the banks of the Wilge River.  A quiet tranquil area is just what you need to relax.

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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 will be 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

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