UCT MOUNTAIN & SKI CLUB THIRD QUARTER 2008 MEETS LIST JULY Wed 21 July Ice Skating Join us for a Wednesday evening of spinning on the ice while the winter chill still lingers. A great way to glide into this next semester. Leader: Mikhaela firstname.lastname@example.org 082 770 5204 Fri 25 - Sun 27 July Sneeuberg Exploration It's too early in the semester to be claiming that you've got so much work to do that you can't go away for the weekend. So, here's the better option: explore Sneeuberg (aka snow mountain)! It's gonna be rad and beats a weekend indoors, hands down. Leaders: Johann 072 252 4686 Sat 26 July Outreach Meet (place TBA) A great opportunity to meet students who are as keen for the outdoors as you. Keep your eyes on the notice board to see where Stephan has organised for MSC outreach and join in for the day! Grade: Introductory Leader: Stephan email@example.com 084 622 9774 Wed 30 July MNT T Jess is going to lead us on a shweet mountain bike ride before we crash indoors for some lekker tea/coffee/warm drink of your choice. Who's bringing the brownies and marshmellows?! Grade: You can do it! (just need a bike and a helmet...unless you're keen to jog it instead...) Leader: Jess firstname.lastname@example.org 072 603 3017 AUGUST Fri 1 – Sun 3 Aug Rocking at Rocklands Dave is heading north for a hectic weekend of rock climbing and bouldering at world- renowned Rocklands. Pack your bag and get ready to crimp, jam, rock and roll. Grade: Sport climbing and bouldering. Experience good, but chat to Dave if you're unsure about your level! Leader: Dave email@example.com 072 878 9244 Sun 3 August Table Mountain Mystery Hike Where to? Marc knows. Are you game enough to follow?! Grade: ?? Beats me. Ask Marc! Leader: Marc firstname.lastname@example.org 074 469 3642 Wed 6 August Decathalon Legend has it that back in the day, MSC hosted a mean decathalon that included extreme events with “handicaps” for each progressive round. Legends don't die! Come make your mark in the decathalon history. (Hunt down Matt if you're curious about some of the details of the wacky feats from the past!) Organisers: Rob email@example.com 084 667 1869 Greg firstname.lastname@example.org 082 557 5229 JP email@example.com 083 604 3840 Fri 8 – Sun 10 Aug Milner Flakte Have you seen Into the Wild? No?! Eish, well do yourself a favour and watch it. Be inspired: answer the deep longing to e s c a p e. Answer the call of our pristine Zuurberg property that grows stronger and stronger. The property is a treasure and there's more of it to be explored. We gonna set up a base camp and spend a few days marveling at the wonders that lie beyond. Even if you're not the most hard-core hiker, come and just chill at base camp while others explore. Grade: Depends - are you coming to climb or chill at base? Whatever your choice, it's worth coming! Leader: Claire firstname.lastname@example.org 074 171 9985 Wed 13 Aug MSC Social Will it be beach and Frisbee? Go-carting? Or does the weather seem more conducive to curling up with popcorn and a movie? Watch the notice board for details. Leader: Rob email@example.com 084 667 1869 Sat 16 Aug Rock climbing at the Hole Ok. So you say you like rocks. You like to climb. Why not join the crew for an overnight at the Hole and a day full of climbing?! Grade: Variety Leader: Dave firstname.lastname@example.org 072 878 9244 Sat 16 Aug Outreach (place TBA) Where in Cape Town do you think: I wish I could share this place with someone else? Well, here's your chance to share it with high school students who don't usually get the opportunity to go there. Why not recommend your favorite spot to Stephan and join outreach on the trip there? Grade: Introductory Leader: Stephan email@example.com 084 622 9774 Sat 16 Aug TM Overnighter Jess is playing host up at the MSCA hut. Hike up with her and enjoy a lovely night. If you're keen, hook up with the roofers the next day and extend your weekend outdoors (remember to pack lightly!!). Grade: Depends which route up. Check notice board. Leader: Jess firstname.lastname@example.org 072 603 3017 Sun 17 Aug The Roof: The Return Back by popular demand! Did you miss your chance to hike the Roof last semester? Well, fret not! Get ready for a hectic day trip from Rhodes Mem to Kalk Bay (with the celebratory stop at The Brass Bell for a drink before we take the train home). We'll go up Devil's, Constantia Nek, Vlakkenberg and Silvermine. This is a great training event for people keen to join the Boland 90 competition next quarter Grade: Good fitness level and stamina required: long hike (just under 40 km). Leader: Tim email@example.com 072 582 1644 Wed 20 Aug MSC Social Are you feeling the crunch of the semester? A perfect break: hang around some mountain-crazy people for the evening. Watch the notice board for more details closer to the time. Leader: Rob firstname.lastname@example.org 084 667 1869 Sat 23 Aug Du Toit's Peak The Overberg mountains separate the Cape wine lands from the semi-desert climate of the Karoo. We pass them en route to our property, Zuurberg. This time, we're stopping by to bag Du Toit's peak. The hike is good, the vista stunning. Do I really need to try convince you?! Leader: Jem email@example.com 082 884 1827 Claire firstname.lastname@example.org 074 171 9985 Mikhaela email@example.com 082 770 5204 Sun 24 Aug Helderberg Dome Shadowing Somerset West, Helderberg is known for its stunning fynbos and bird life. Grab your camera, grab a friend and join JP on this one. Leader: JP firstname.lastname@example.org 083 604 3840 Wed 27 Aug AGM Sjoe - but the year is flying by! The annual general meeting is a time to pass on the leadership of MSC to next year's committee. Join us for snacks, drinks and add your vote to electing the new comm. Are you interested in being on the committee yourself? Anyone can be nominated! We're looking for people who are willing to put in time, add their ideas, enjoy the club's craziness and contribute what they have to offer to MSC. The only restriction is that the chairman/woman must have been on the committee with another portfolio prior to being chair. Take a look at the variety of portfolios for which you can be nominated and find out where you can make your contribution! (An added bonus is that it looks good on your CV.) Fri 29 Aug COCKTAIL PARTY!!! WOOHOO! The term is DONE! Join fellow MSCers for a crazy evening of fun! Tickets on sale during the week beforehand. Bring your friends and let's celebrate!!! It's winter. What about SKI MEETS? The club owns some of the most pristine wilderness in the Cape (Zuurberg), and situated near Waaihoek peak is possibly the most fantastic hut kitted out with skis and snow boards! So, when the snow comes, up we go. If you're keen to go skiing, keep your eyes peeled on the weather forecasts. If it's snowing, we'll be organising a trip. Remember that Waaihoek is a huge mountain (twice the size of TM) and attracts some of the country’s worst weather. Therefore, during winter only accredited Waaihoek leaders are able to lead meets. A ratio of 1 leader to 8 participants is allowed. It is entirely the Waaihoek leader’s prerogative as to who is or is not suitable for a winter ascent. Please respect this system as it is to help ensure the safety and enjoyment of the meet for everyone. All participants MUST have both rain jacket and pants, 2 good warm fleeces, gloves, beanie and a change of dry clothes insulated in a black plastic bag. A LOOK AHEAD – VAC and BEYOND: Oudtshoorn: a perfect place for climbers in the September vac. It's got more than ostriches and caves, as you'll soon find out!! Got itchy feet in the September vac? Swellendam is a beautiful area and we're going to check out all it's got. The ride there in itself will be a feast for the eyes, never mind the hiking once we're there! MSC 75th Year Celebratory Formal on 20 September 2008. Buy your ticket now! Boland 90 Competition early in the 4th Semester! MSC JOUNRAL: Every year MSC puts together a professional publication of all the year's events. We're looking for your contribution! The point is for it to reflect your experience of the year, so feel free to contribute photographs, an account of some wacky meet (“remember the time when...”), poetry, sketches, some wise words or whatever else you feel inspired to share! Contact: Megan Greenwood email@example.com 076 727 0507 “Well, we knocked the bastard off!” Edmund Hillary, referring to reaching the summit of Mount Everest with Tenzing Norgay. Men trip not on mountains, they stumble over stones. Faith will move moutains. Check out Photos and More Details at www.mountain.uct.ac.za PRESIDENT CLIMBS CONVENOR MEETS CONVENOR Greg Mosely Dave Wilkinson Mikhaela Levitas 083 763 9943 072 8789244 082 770 5204 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org CHAIRPERSON CONSERVATION CONVENOR Jeremy Gorven Marc Brighton SKIING CONVENOR 082 884 1827 074 469 3642 John Vogts email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 082 086 3181 email@example.com TREASURER ADVENTURE RACING Philip Cranz CONVENORS EQUIPMENT OFFICER 076 770 0372 Gavin Forsyth Davor Egersdorfer firstname.lastname@example.org 072 344 8716 083 489 0718 Frsgav002@uct.ac.za email@example.com BAR PERSON Jean-Pierre Roux Jess de Boer OUTREACH CONVENOR 083 604 3840 072 603 3017 Stephan van de Watt firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 084 622 9774 firstname.lastname@example.org SOCIALS CONVENOR SECRETARY Robert Raw Sarah Rivett EDUCATION AND 084 677 1869 082 345 2891 DEVELOPMENT email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Tim Hotchkiss 072 582 1644 ZUURBERG CONVENOR HUTS CONVENOR email@example.com Claire Corbett Angus Morrison 083 875 3403 084 519 5245 IT CONVENOR firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Geoffrey Naude 082 060 2167 CLIMBING WALL CONVENOR JOURNAL EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org Greg Bowden Megan Greenwood 082 557 5229 076 727 0507 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun JULY 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Ice skating Outreach Meet Sneeuberg 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 MNT Bike TM Mystery Hike Rocklands AUGUST 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Decathalon Milner Vlakte 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 MSC Social Hole overnight Outreach The Roof and climbing TM Overnighter 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 MSC Social Du Toit's Hike Helderberg Dome 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 AGM Cocktail Party!!!