Tag Archives | Search and Rescue

PGHM Helicopter Rescue on the Grandes Jorasses

A team of French climbers were hit by a rock on the Desmaison Gousseault and were evacuated by helicopter.


Falling Rock Narrowly Misses Rescuer

Rescuer narrowly misses injury by falling rock after being hoisted out of a helicopter.


Belay accident

The Quick Way Down

Immediately after I decked there were a few seconds where I was too shocked to really process anything, but after that things got very real, very quickly.


Lower Silvermine Crag, Cape Town

Climber Injured at Lower Silvermine

Yesterday a climber was injured at the Lower Silvermine climbing area. During the walk out a large boulder dislodged from the wall and crushed the climbers leg. He is ok and recovering in hospital.

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Jonkershoek – Missing Hiker Found

After three days of searching, the missing hiker has been found in the Jonkerhoek Mountain Reserve.


First Aid and Rope Skills Open Night

The MCSA and Wonderwall are doing a First Aid and Rope Skills Open Night.


SAAF woes continue

An almost total lack of flying hour allocation for the A109 light utility helicopters has seen the major part of the 30-strong fleet virtually grounded.


UCT student dies in fall on Table Mountain

Rescue teams found Ilan’s body at the bottom of the forest’s Dark Gorge above the contour path.

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Mountain Rescue interview: Dean van der Merwe en Rob Thomas van die Bergklub

Dean van der Merwe and Rob Thomas interviewed on Kyknet’s Dagbreek morning program.


Flying Zuma home eats up rescue budget

The SA Air Force’s two helicopter squadrons on the coast have received no funding this year for sea and mountain rescue operations, but have received funding for VIP flights, according to a report.