Who We Are?

The South African Mountaineering Development and Training Program (MDT), was established in 1994 to develop and maintain nationally recognised standards for the many clubs, organisations and individuals active in mountain related activities. The program, managed by the South African Mountaineering Development and Training Trust, a legally constituted body registered with the master of the Supreme Court, coordinates and administers the functioning of the National Training Program. Training and or assessment courses are run by Service Providers approved and accredited by the National Management Committee. Since its introduction, the program has gained the support of the many professional, semi-professional and voluntary guides, leaders and instructors active in South Africa’s mountains as well as the World Mountaineering Federation (UIAA).

The MDT Oversight Committee