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Club Meets

Throughout each semester we do a full-weekend meet (staying at a mountain hut) once each month, and a single-day meet on all other weekends. We also do single-day climbing trips regularly. See the event calendar for details.

There are usually suitable options for those wanting to do anything from a simple valley walk to climbing seven Munros in a day. Many places also offer scrambling and climbing opportunities.

Currently the prices are £10 for single-day meets and £20 – 30 for full-weekend meets (which includes 2 nights of accommodation in a mountain hut as well as transport there and back). We’re sure you’ll agree that’s a pretty good deal for a weekend’s travel and accommodation to the places like the Isle of Skye and Assynt! This is because the club is able to subsidise the cost of meets through its fundraising activities.

To go on a club meet you must bring the appropriate equipment – see our kit list.

Some of this can be borrowed from the club’s gear store but for some things you need to have your own, e.g. walking boots.

Now you know how much the trips cost, what to bring and where we’re going, you need to know when/where we set off from!

  • All meets now leave from the Gear Store – see location map below and visit the gear page
  • Day meets leave at 7am sharp! This probably seems horribly early but is necessary so that we arrive at our destination with enough time for our day’s activities – journey times can be over 2 hours each way and daylight hours are fairly limited in the winter months. Some folks just go back to sleep for a while once they get on the minibus!
  • Climbing meets will usually leave a bit later, since the distance to travel is usually less and climbing doesn’t require a full day like hillwalking and mountaineering can.
  • Full-weekend meets normally depart at 6pm on the Friday evening. Note that this time can sometimes change depending on how far we have to drive (sometimes we may have to leave earlier).

Details of each club meet (destination, departure time, sign-up for the next weeks trip etc.) will usually be announced on Thursday evening per e-mail, on the website and on the Facebook page.

Climbing

Come along on Wednesdays from 4pm till late at Avertical World, the local climbing centre. If you can’t make it Wednesdays or climbing once a week isn’t enough for you, you can go anytime to the wall and you’re quite likely to meet some folk from the club there. Join the DURC Climber Forum to find out when everyone’s at the wall and to organise informal climbing trips.

At the start of the academic year, we’re running a three part introductory session in basic climbing skills. There will be

Socials

Moreover, the club is organising a lot of socials throughout the year, e.g. the annual dinner, one or two Ceilidhs, BBQ’s and more.

Media

Sometimes it might be useful to get some information or chat to people. The following list tries to give you an overview over how we communicate.

Club Website

This website is the main hub of information about the club. Here you will find all, everything from details of what activities we do to what trips and events we’re planning, and much more besides! Most importantly, the website plays host to the announcements forum which is your way of keeping in touch with all the latest goings-on, and a regularly updated event calendar

email

It’s an excellent way of keeping in touch with what’s going on and to receive important info from the committee about club meets and social events etc.

Join the Forum

  • DURC Member Chat – this is your lifeline to the social side of the club. This is where you find out about or organise informal walking/climbing trips, hear about parties that may be going on, offer kit for sale and take part in discussions. There will no announcements for official trips and socials as these are advertised on this website and by e-mail. You will be invited to this group once you registered with the club and give us your Facebook email address.
  • DURC Climber Chat – This is a group to organise informal climbing trips, let everyone know when you want to go climbing or learn about when other people want to go climbing.

Club Membership

Although part of the University Sports Union, the club has a wide and varied membership so if you aren’t a student or staff member of the University of Dundee you can still join as an associate member.  Unfortunately only paid-up members can go on club meets; this is a Sports Union rule and is important since part of the membership fee provides you with civil liability insurance. To learn more about the Membership, visit our Membership site.

Join us!

During term time, you can find us at the following places. Please note that during exam periods, some meeting might not take place if there is not enough interest.

  • Pub meet – Every Tuesday from 8pm at the Braes – This is where we are having sign-ups for trips and where you can talk and socialize with other club members. Once you matriculated with the club, you can get discounts at the Braes, doesn’t that sound good?
  • Climbing – Wednesdays from 4pm and throughout the week at Avertical World
  • Hiking, Climbing and Weekend Trips – Almost every weekend.

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Location Map. You can see the Gear Store – the place to borrow kit – , the Braes – the place where we’re having our weekly socials -, and Avertical world – the climbing hall.