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Rescue & First Aid

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN….
Please read the safety recommendations above and follow them, most of the accidents could have been prevented if the steps mentioned above were followed.

In the event of an accident there are a few important steps to follow :
To be completed soon.

Emergency Numbers:

Western Cape
- 107
- 10177
- 021 937 0300

South Cape (Plettenberg Bay/Knysna/George):
- 10177

Eastern Province (Port Elizabeth):
- 10177
- 072 324 4985 Rescue Convener & CSA EP Section

Kwazulu Natal (Durban / Pietermartitzburg):
- 0800 005 133

Gauteng / Free State / North West / Limpopo / Mpumalanga:
Primary – 074 125 1385
Secondary – 074 163 3952
Alternatively call Metro on – 011 315 0203

From any Cell Phone : 112 (You do not need to enter a pin code to dial this on most phones in South Africa)

We recommend you check your medical aid/insurance in many instances climbing related accidents are not covered.  Often the medical aid or insurance requires that you specifically inform the company that you are a climber.  Many rescues and medical treatments can result in very expensive bills (often in excess of R30,000).  Keep your medical aid/insurance details on your person (in your helmet etc.) so that should you be incapacitated you can still be admitted to a private hospital.  Without a medical aid number or a large deposit entrance to private hospitals is often refused.