The Mountain Club of South Africa - Free State Section
We leave from the campus of the University of the Free State. Everyone should meet at the Protection Services building in Alumni ave., where the cars can be parked under shade trees. The Protection Services cannot be held liable for any damage or theft, but the cars should be relatively safe there.
The time of departure is always 17:00, unless otherwise stated on the programme. Please check with the meet leader in this regard.
Please let the leader of the meet know if you want to go along or want more information. If the leader is not available, contact the secretary.
Participants must please contact the meet leader at least three days before the meet if they intend going along, unless the programme indicates an earlier date.
The leaders will attempt to organise lifts, but it is not their responsibility to arrange transport for everyone.
Certain equipment items (rucksacks, sleeping bags, stoves) can be rented from Mountain Pursuits. Contact Pieter on 082-304 3288 or email@example.com.
Non-members fee for attending a meet, is R10,00 per day, excluding children under the age of 15 and members of other hiking clubs.
All fees for meets must be paid in advance, and should a person not be able to attend a meet for any reason whatsoever, the monies paid are not refundable, unless another person can be arranged in their place. The Club loses a lot of money each year as a result of people who indicate that they intend going on a meet, but then pull out at the last minute and do not pay their meet fees.
Jacques Raubenheimer: 083 379 9145
Graderings van uitstappies: / Grading of hiking meets:
Makliker uitstappies, geskik vir onervare of minder fikse mense en kinders. Afstand is nie so ver nie en terrein nie so ru nie. A- is baie maklik; A+ is ‘n bietjie moeiliker.
Easier meets, suited to inexperienced or less fit people and children. Distances are not too far, and terrain not too rough. A- is very easy; A+ is a bit harder.
Gemiddelde uitstappies. Redelike fiksheid word vereis, maar nie te veeleisend nie. Afstande mag soms ver wees, en terrein ru of redelik moeilik. B- is nog redelik maklik; B+ is redelik moeilik.
Average meets. A reasonable degree of fitness is required, but not too demanding. Distances may sometimes be far, and terrain rough or reasonably difficult. B- is still relatively easy; B+ is reasonably difficult.
Moeilik en dikwels lang staptogte, net geskik vir fikse en ervare stappers. Afstande is dikwels ver en die terrein moeilik en steil. C- is nog nie te erg nie, terwyl C+ ‘n baie veeleisende staptog is.
Difficult and often long hikes, suited only for fit and very experienced hikers. Distances are often far, and the terrain is difficult and steep. C- is still not too bad, while C+ is extremely demanding.