There is an unusually fine spirit of comradeship among our members. There is something about the common love of mountains and the veld, which binds us in an unusual way. I have never experienced this spirit in any other organisation.

Desmond Polack, 1952 Chairman’s Report Eastern Province Mountain Club

Desmond’s vision and leadership contributed greatly to the setting up of the then EPMC.
And the spirit that Desmond talked of is still very alive today, and plays a major role in the strength and success of the Club.

Today the club is a section of the The Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) is a member of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA), the MCSA’s mountain rescue serves on the International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR) and is a signatory to the South African Search and Rescue Organisation (SASAR).