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2019 MBC committee

The AGM was held on 25 October 2018. The MBC Executive Committee for 2018/2019 is as follows: Chairperson: Andy Brown; Vice Chairperson and Marketing: Heidi Cox; Secretary, Socials,Marketing and Campouts: Amy Kloppers and Brent Kloppers; Lungile Dlamini. Not on the Committee and behind the scenes are Philip van Gass: Membership Administrator and Jovita da Silva: Website Administrator; Treasurer: Bobby Stanton, with assistance from Brent Kloppers; David Gay is coordinating overnight hikes.

 

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MBC Overnight Hike Fixtures Q3-2019        
           
           
Dates Description Dist / Elevation Leader Contact Grd
6-7 July Cobham: Gxalingenwa cave via the Pholela River, Emerald Stream and Pinnacle Rock. 18km 440m Andy Brown 072-1012498 andybza@gmail.com 3
13-14 July Garden Castle: Follow the Giant's Cup Trail to Hidden Valley. Ideal for first time backpackers. Lovely pool next to the camp site. A tent is required. 16km 100m Farouk Omarjee 031-577 6336
081 530 8447
farouk.omarjee@gmail.com
3
20-21 July Monk's Cowl: Hike to Injasuti Hutted Camp via the contour path and overnight in the chalets. Return to Monk's Cowl via Wonder Valley and the holiday cottages (unless you can organise yourself a lift back either to Monk's Cowl or home). Carry light as the chalets have crockery, cutlery, towels and bedding. R350 per person in a chalet which sleeps 4. 40km 630m John and Christine Pickup 0827826025 / 0721512031 Contact via phone or WA 3,5
27-28 July Cobham: Lakes Cave via the Pholela River, returning via The Policeman, Siphongweni Rock National Monument and Tortoise Rocks. 26km 520m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) cougar1@telkomsa.net 3,5
3-4 August Monk's Cowl: Zulu Cave via the Makhulumane Gorge - a little used but spectacular forested gorge leading towards Hlatikhulu Nek and on to Zulu cave. Lots of bundu bashing. Return via the contour path and The Sphinx. A head for heights is required! 25km 560m Andy Brown 072-1012498 andybza@gmail.com 3,5
9-11 August Sani Mountain Lodge Backpackers (Passports required)   David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) cougar1@telkomsa.net 3,5
Day 1: Sani Mountain Lodge from the SA Border Post via Phinong Pass or 4X4. 10km 990m
Day 2: Climb Thabana Ntlenyana (3482m) or Hodgson's Peaks 12-21km 380m
Day 3: Walk or drive down Sani Pass to the SA Border Post. 9km 990m
17-18 August Giant's Castle: Bannerman Hut via Bannerman Ridge. 22km 550m Farouk Omarjee 031-577 6336
081 530 8447
farouk.omarjee@gmail.com
3
24-25 August Bushman's Nek: Tarn Cave via the ridge route, returning via Lammergeier Cave. 25km 660m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) cougar1@telkomsa.net 3,5
30 Aug - 1 Sept Club Campout Mahai campsite. Social camping weekend. Medium and beginner hikes on Saturday, social braai Satruday night, light walk Sunday morning. Various Amy & Brent Kloppers  amykloppers030218@gmail.com  
7-8 September Cobham: Visit the dinosaur footprints from Mzimkhulwana Hut. 29km 300m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) cougar1@telkomsa.net 3,5
14-15 September Injasuti: Wonder Valley Cave via van Heyningen’s Pass and Shada Ridge. 18km 470m Farouk Omarjee 031-577 6336
081 530 8447
farouk.omarjee@gmail.com
3
20-24 September Cathedral Peak: General exploration from Cambalala Hut. Various David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) cougar1@telkomsa.net 2-3
27-29 September Witzieshoek / Sentinel: Travel through to Witzieshoek on Friday afternoon, climb Mont-Aux-Sources peak (3282m) from the Sentinel car park via the Chain Ladders on Saturday ("one-day-dash"), and return Sunday. A head for heights is required! 22km 750m Andy Brown 072-1012498 andybza@gmail.com 4
           
           
ADVANCE NOTICE        
Dates Description Dist / Elevation Leader Contact Grd
***NEW DATE*** 15-29 March 2020 Trip to Peru. Visit the Amazon Jungle and do the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. TBA Farouk Omarjee 081-5308447 / 031-5776336 farouko@telkomsa.net 3,5
           
           
           
           
           
DAY HIKES          
Dates Description Dist / Elevation Leader Contact Grd
17-Aug African Fish Eagle Trail Meet at The Green Hub (Blue Lagoon) at 09h15 depart 09h30. Walk through the Beachwood Mangroves, up the North Bank of the Umgeni River to the SPCA (Springfield) bring cash for coffee, return on the same route. Rain stops play. Pre-book by Friday 16 Aug. 12.5km Sea level Heidi Cox 0827064283 heidi.dinan@gmail.com 2
Saturday 21 September International Coastal Cleanup A very important global event on the environmental calendar, join MBC to assist in monitoring litter in our waterways and oceans. 08h00 start, full details to be confirmed, likely meet at Beachwood Mangroves. 1-2km Heidi Cox 0827064283 heidi.dinan@gmail.com N/A
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SOCIALS (Sherwood Bowling Club, 850 Jan Smuts Highway, Sherwood, 4th Thursday of the month unless otherwise specified)
Dates Title     Speaker  
25-Jul Pancake night & Overview of hikes in the Mahai area        
22-Aug Vics Falls – a 1 week adventure     Heidi and Chris Cox  
26-Sep Trappers’ Trail     Jenny Rookes  

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