Welcome! Dundee University Rucksack Club is an outdoors club based at the University of Dundee, Scotland focused on mountain sports. This website provides loads of information about the activities we do - hillwalking, climbing, scrambling, mountaineering and others - plus information about the club itself and loads of useful resources for developing your skills and handy links.
The Rucksack Club is one of the biggest sports clubs within the University - and in fact one of the biggest outdoor clubs in the country - often with over 150 members. Consequently we have a wide variety of people in our ranks, from those interested in valley walks to munro-baggers, keen mountaineers and ice climbers and everything inbetween! Whatever your level of interest you're bound to find someone within the club who shares your aspirations.
Our membership is also very varied, with a mixture of students, alumni, postgraduates, staff and others from outside the University altogether, so don't assume that you won't be welcome if you're not a Dundee Uni student!
The club organises trips away every weekend during University term-time, making us one of the most active around as well and once per month we go away for the whole weekend staying at a mountain hut. We also run dedicated climbing trips. See the meets section for details.
We also have an active social scene, with a weekly gathering in a local pub plus several dinners and ceilidhs arranged every year as well as informal house parties and nights out.
Whether you're an experienced hillwalker or climber looking to spread your wings or a complete beginner to the outdoors just interested in getting out there and seeing what Scotland has to offer, the Rucksack Club will offer you great opportunities for fun and adventure. Check out our latest slideshow below or have a browse around our site to see what sort of things we get up to!
You can join the club at any time of the academic year. Just come along any Wednesday to either Baxter Suite in the Tower Building at 8pm or Clarks on Lindsey Street from 9pm.
If you're interested, check out our get involved page...