Twenty-five members of the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) assisted in a large rescue effort at the Muizenberg Crag on Sunday, January 12 after a well known mountaineer was killed in the area.
“The Western Cape Government Department of Heath – AMS Rescue helicopter inserted a Technical Rescue Climber and Metro Rescue ALS Paramedic,” MCSA said in a statement. “Challenging weather conditions dictated a combined air and ground approach. A ground team hiked up the mountain to perform a rope-based technical cliff extraction where they moved the patient off the cliff face and to a more sheltered area, where the helicopter could fly the patient off the mountain.”
The exact details surrounding the mountaineer’s death are still unclear, and the MCSA extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to his family.