Fonds BC1421 - Mountain Club of South Africa

Reference code

ZA UCT BC1421

Title

Mountain Club of South Africa

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  • 1865-2006 (Creation)

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Fonds

Extent and medium

111 archive boxes

Name of creator

(1891-)

Administrative history

The Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) was founded in 1891 in Cape Town, and is the only mountain club in Africa that is affiliated to the world mountaineering body, the UIAA. The MCSA offers mountaineering which includes climbing of all types and hiking opportunities to its members and is involved in mountain search and rescue, training, conservation of mountain areas and procurement of access for mountaineering.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Initial donation by Stephen Davey (2009)

Scope and content

Records of the Mountain Club of South Africa, Cape Town Section, including minutes and correspondence. A large collection of photographs, including glass plate negatives, is included. Hut registers

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No restrictions apply

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  • English

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Dates of creation revision deletion

2013

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  • English

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