Sport Climbing Youth Meet at Mt Everest

The MCSA Youth meet will be held at Mount Everest Mt Everest Guest Farm near Harrismith over the following days:

  1. Friday, 29th April, departing 15h00 from CSIR South gate in Meiring Naude Str (Conference Centre entrance).
  2. Saturday, 30th April, all day climbing
  3. Sunday, 1st May, all day climbing
  4. Monday, 2nd May, climbing in morning, arriving 17h00 at CSIR South gate.

If there is a bigger group we will organize transportation arrangements beforehand.

The MCSA Youth meet is aimed at giving sport young climbers an opportunity to get to Mt Everest Harrismith over the long week-end to enjoy some new routes and improve their climbing. We intend to climb together – daily as a group - in various areas with routes in the 16 – 24 range - so a little more than ‘totally beginner’ level. Most of the climbing will be on top rope. We will provide ropes and sport racks, if required, I will check on this before we depart. If there is particular interest, we will climb some easier multi-pitch routes like Fight the Feeling or Power Pigeon in selected groups.

We will be staying at the Mt Everest Guest Farm (Tel: 082 3005999, Petrus, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). I will be sponsoring accommodation at  the Aarendkop chalet, which can sleep up to 10 persons – there are still 6 spaces. This chalet provides cutlery crockery, mattress and bedding although we normally take a sleeping bag also.  Typically there will be an evening braai fire or the electric cookers can be used if it rains. Please bring your own meals and food. Any adults accompanying their kids are welcome.