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MCSA PW News

Dear <<First Name>>
 
NATIONAL MCSA MINICAMP FEEDBACK

As I think back on an exciting minicamp filled with mountains, exploring and connection, I am filled with gratitude again for the amazing places we get to visit and the people I have met through the Mountain Club.

Some quick stats: 16 hike leaders, 21 day visitors, 53 campers and 3 Krom Hut overnights. We did 29 hikes (of which 3 were overnights), a tasting tour at Upland Organic Estate, and 5 camp fire evenings. Dr Rik de Decker was a most entertaining guest speaker at the Annual Dinner which hosted 70 people.

Thank you to all who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this week possible, especially Gaye Hosking (Minicamp Convenor), Brenda Liebenberg (Annual Dinner Convenor), Nardus Cronje (Meets Convenor) and
Kuba Miszewski (Camp Convenor).

Check out our Facebook page for some photos.
 
PHOTO COMP WINNER

Congratulations to our MiniCamp Photo Competition winners!

First place winner: Wim Morris
For capturing the context of mountaineering, the greatness of the environment and the vulnerability of man with an element of spirituality given by the beams of light reaching toward the mountain.
Prize - 3 nights for 3 people at Kromrivier Hut
Second place winner: David Newton
For a stunning simple macro of the diversity within our floral kingdom. 
Prize  - 2 nights for 2 people at Kromrivier Hut
Third place winner: Paul Carstensen
For capturing a beautiful panoramic with iconic Cape Floral Kingdom proteas in the foreground.
Prize - 1 night for 2 people at Kromrivier Hut
More competition photos at https://photos.app.goo.gl/ifvttB2nedQ4Yd9e7
PW XMAS SOCK STUFFERS

Yes, it's almost Christmas and NO, please DON'T leave it to the last minute again!

Fill up your loved one's hiking pack with a PW-branded buff (R90), hat (R135) or t-shirt (available in L and XL for just R100). 

Head over to Quicket to place your order.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO 2021 MCSA JOURNAL

It's that time of year when we ask members to share their mountaineering stories and photos. If you have a tale to tell, an experience to share, a photo that grabs your heart or even a poem to inspire, please send them to our Journal Editor. 

Submissions must be in MS Word and comply with submission guidelines, stylesheet and photo template, all available on the MCSA National website. Send your submissions to jennyapaterson@gmail.com by 31 January 2022.
FIRE SEASON TRAINING - ERRATA PREVIOUS EMAIL RSVP

The Winelands Fire Protection Association will be facilitating free IMT training. If you are interested please email secretary@pw.mcsa.org.za to submit your name.

See you in the mountains, 

Riaan Doorduin
Chair: MCSA Paarl/Wellington Section

"Live now; make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again."  
- Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek)
DATES TO DIARISE

23 Oct: Western Cape Joint Meet at Krom Hut
13 Nov: AGM at Olive Glen
23 Dec - 2 Jan: Krom Hut provisionally reserved for PW members. If you want to make a booking please do so asap - we will open bookings for other MCSA members after the AGM

MCSA PW 2021 COMMITTEE CONTACTS

Chair: Riaan Doorduin - chairman@pw.mcsa.org.za
Vice-Chair: Kuba Miszewski - vicechair@pw.mcsa.org.za
Secretary: Elsie Oettle - secretary@pw.mcsa.org.za
Treasurer: Petrus Claassen - treasurer@pw.mcsa.org.za
Meets: Nardus Cronje - meets@pw.mcsa.org.za
Outreach: Cobie Martins - outreach@pw.mcsa.org.za
Mini Camp: Gaye Hosking & Nick Mentoor - minicamp@pw.mcsa.org.za
Hut Maintenance & Warden: Kuba Miszewski - kromriverhut@pw.mcsa.org.za
Hut bookings: Brenda - kromriverhut@pw.mcsa.org.za
Communications: Kerry Feldman - comms@pw.mcsa.org.za

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