As the premier mountaineering organisation in southern Africa, the MCSA has a great deal to offer its members by way of privileges and opportunities.
In addition to meets that help you discover new routes and mountain areas in the company of members who know them well, and access to magnificent MCSA-owned properties and private wilderness areas around the country, here are more reasons why it’s worth joining the Cape Town Section, or another section that is geographically nearest to you.
The MCSA has negotiated special discounts for members, including 5% off purchases from Cape Union Mart, and 10% off purchases from City Rock, Cape Storm and Drifters. Discounts are available on presentation of a valid MCSA membership card.
The Cape Town Section Clubhouse at 97 Hatfield Street has a bouldering gym to test your skills, as well as a comprehensive library of mountaineering books and DVDs. There’s also a braai lapa, and refreshments are available on socials evenings.
Club members and invited guests are an adventurous lot who love sharing their stories, from exploring the Brandberg to climbing big walls in the Karakoram. There are general speakers at the Clubhouse, usually on a Friday evening, and rock climbers tell their tales on the first Tuesday of each month. Topics are listed on the Calendar.
The MCSA offers meaningful opportunities to contribute to the Club, local communities and society at large: