How does some mountaineering in Morocco, Malawi, Walking, Turkey, Armenia or Georgia sound, or if that is too far how about a 5000km walk around SA?
If you are young and keen and this kind of fun sounds right up your alley, take note of the MCSA Supertramp Award for 2012!
The MCSA (Magaliesberg Section) is happy to announce that the MCSA Supertramp Award will again be available for 2012 – thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. The award will be made to a young individual who wants to undertake an expedition to any country – including South Africa – for any length of time. Preference will be given to originality as well as to first ascents and/or unusual/remote destinations.
MCSA membership is not a requirement. Applications for the award of up to R15 000 close on 5 January 2012. The main criteria are that an applicant has to be a SA citizen and be younger than 25-years-old at 31 December 2011 (and the same is valid for all members of the groups if it is not a solo trip).
More information and an application form can be found at: http://cen.mcsa.org.za/home/youth.
Contact Petro Grobler for more details.
Previous winners of the award:
2011: Joe Möhle will soon be going to Atlas Mountains and Tafraout in Morroco
2010: Michael Woodward climbed on Mt Mulanje in Malawi
2009: Kyle Meenahan walked the circumference of South Africa
2008: Not a single application was received in time!
2007: Donovan van Graan and his brother went on an alpine climbing trip to climb high peaks in Turkey, Armenia and Georgia
2006: Greg Borman could not undertake the planned rock climbing trip to Brazil due to the Brazilian airline going bankrupt and not refunding their tickets
2005: Guillaume du Toit and his partner explored rock climbing in India