Fonds BC1421 - Mountain Club of South Africa

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Mountain Club of South Africa


  • 1865-2006 (Creation)

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111 archive boxes

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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.

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Initial donation by Stephen Davey (2009)

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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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  • English

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  • English



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