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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:55 am 
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Hello all…….

So the Anchor Replacement Fund started off a couple of years back with 800 bolts and 200 lower off rings. Well after some great work by many enthusiastic volunteers we have exhausted our supply of bolts. This is a great achievement as we have potentially saved some of our peers from nasty falls with dire consequences. :thumleft:

We would like to keep the ARF momentum up and accordingly want to kick off Phase II. Once again we intend buying a batch of bolts that are suited for coastal crags. We are also keen to provide anchors to people wishing to replace bolts on routes on inland crags. We intend doing this by providing conventional (but good quality) expansion anchors to individuals who are prepared to do the work.

The MCSA Cape Town Section has kindly sponsored some cash to buy new bolts, but ideally we need to boost our coffers so we can place a decent order for the special order of glue-in anchors. So this is a plea for all of you lot out there who clip those lovely shiny ARF ring bolts to dig deep and help us make ARF Phase II a success. If you need motivation, think how much it would cost if a bolt broke and you broke an ankle? :( Not to mention the pain and not being able to climb for a long while! For Phase I we asked everyone to chip in R200 which is still a good guide. However, if you won the Lotto or feel the need to share the love, feel free to go large – the money will be put to good use.
You can make cash or cheque deposits at the MCSA Cape Town or make an electronic transfer to:

Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Cape Town
Branch Code: 020009
Account No: 071556060
Account Name: Mountain Club


Send us an email to mcsacapetown@iafrica.com and also please state on your deposit details: “ARF Initials Surname” (eg ARF I.R.Scared) so we can identify it as a ARF deposit.

Regards
Andy Davies :drunken:
for Anchor Replacement Fund.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:41 am 
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Thanks to all of you who have made the effort to make a donation towards ARF. If you haven't, remember if you are going to clip the old bolts (no matter how shiny) there is a good chance they wil break :(
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:42 am 
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Well at least if you get banged up when a bolt breaks you may get a free helicopter ride.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:22 pm 
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That's a backpack :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:36 pm 
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Hi all – a very big thank you to the following people who made the effort to donate to ARF phase II:

B Spottiswoode
M Champanis
A von Hase
H J Grobler
P S Goddard
K Forbes
R de Decker
D Steyn
L Makovini
J L Wakeling
L de Smidt
P Olivier
N C Havenga
K & L Lancaster
B Marx
N Mostert
P Prozesky

I note that even those who are very involved with the MCSA have gone the extra mile to make a financial donation in addition to the time they spend on the club – thanks a mill guys & gal :)

For the rest of you lot, please please seriously consider helping ARF – its for your own good. The size of the order of bolts will be determined by the amount of cash the MCSA has to spend.

You can make cash or cheque deposits at the MCSA Cape Town or make an electronic transfer to:

Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Cape Town
Branch Code: 020009
Account No: 071556060
Account Name: Mountain Club

Send us an email to mcsacapetown@iafrica.com and also please state on your deposit details: “ARF Initials Surname” (eg ARF I.R.Scared) so we can identify it as a ARF deposit.

Regards

Andy Davies
For MCSA ARF

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