On 22 February 1951, as a result of a weekend climb, Desmond advertises that an inaugural meeting to form a Mountain Club will be held in the Athenaeum Club on 22 February 1951, Thirty-two people attended this meeting. On 3/4 March 1951 the first meet organised by the Club is to Fernkloof, and is led by Pop Magennis who had hiked and camped for many years in the Groendal area. And so the Eastern Province section of the Mountain Club of South Africa was started.
Further reading: The club’s history 1951 to 2001 and Memories of Robert Stephens and early days of the Eastern Province Mountain Club.
Our section is one of 14 sections, geographically distributed, that makes up the national MCSA.
[Amajuba] [Cape Town] [Eastern Province] [Free State] [Hottentotsholland] [Johannesburg] [KwaZulu-Natal] [Magaliesberg] [Namibia] [Paarl-Wellington] [South Cape] [Stellenbosch] [Tygerberg] [Worcester]