Welcome to Bremex

About Bremex

Bremex aims to provide an inspirational and welcoming setting for people to practise, improve and share hillwalking, mountaineering and climbing skills.

The club has no formal base and has members throughout Great Britain.

Our activities are undertaken on a peer-to-peer basis. Members have different skills that complement each other. Even new members, who may consider themselves to be novices, can often bring a new perspective. We believe that everyone has something to offer and that we can all learn from each other.

The club comprises all levels of experience. Many members are practising for, or have obtained, national governing body awards, including summer and winter Mountain Leader. We also have members with their Mountain Instructor Certificate and International Mountain Leader awards. However, you don’t have to be involved in any formal training scheme to join Bremex. The club is open to anyone with an interest in improving their hillwalking, mountaineering or climbing skills, whatever their existing level of experience.

We are also one of the few clubs that runs activities recognised by the Mountain Training Association for continuing professional development.

Weekend meets

Weekend meets take place each month in mountain and upland areas across Great Britain, including the Peak District, North Wales, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Scotland.

See the Meets page for a list of meets this year, along with reports from recent meets.

Membership 

Membership is open to adults over the age of 18 and to young people aged 14-17 if accompanied by their parent/guardian or by a responsible adult nominated by their parent or guardian. Potential members are welcome to come along to a taster weekend before committing to paying the membership fee. See the Join page for more information.

Name and history

Bremex was formed back in 1963 by the late Hugh Freeman. A full history, which explains why the club is called Bremex, is available here.

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We have now firmed up dates for three more weekend meets in 2018. These are 27th-29th July in the Lakes, 28th-30th September in Snowdonia and 12th-14th October again in the Lakes. There are still a couple of places left, both on our January meet based at Braithwaite, near Keswick, and our Scottish winter mountaineering meet in February.

New people can attend one meet as a taster without having to pay the membership fee. If you're interested in attending any of our events, use the blue button above to contact us.

Our full list of meets for 2018 is:

26th-28th January – weekend based at Braithwaite, near Keswick

23rd-25th February - winter mountaineering near Fort William

16th-18th March – advanced scrambling with Rusty Bale, Snowdonia

13th-15th April - navigation challenge based at Lake Coniston

25th-28th May – weekend at remote Glen Affric Youth Hostel, Scotland

22nd-24th June – weekend near Austwick, Yorkshire Dales

27th-29th July – scrambling in the Lakes

28th-30th September – navigation challenge in Snowdonia

12th-14th October – night navigation and star gazing in the Lake District

2nd – 4th November – multi-activity AGM weekend in the White Peak.
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Our AGM meet in the Peak District last weekend was a great success, with fantastic walks/navigation and a Grade 1 scramble up Crowden Clough. We also had a three-course communal meal in the bunkhouse on Saturday evening. Eleven people in total were there. To find out more, go to our web page:
http://www.bremex.org.uk/meets/edale-nov-17/
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We've now got even more firm dates for our 2018 meets. These are:

26th-28th January – weekend based at Braithwaite, near Keswick (details of which will follow soon)

23rd-25th February - winter mountaineering near Fort William

16th-18th March – advanced scrambling with Rusty Bale, Snowdonia

13th-15th April - navigation challenge based at Lake Coniston

25th-28th May – weekend at remote Glen Affric Youth Hostel, Scotland

22nd-24th June – weekend near Austwick, Yorkshire Dales

2nd – 4th November – multi-activity AGM weekend in Peak District.

Other plans for 2018 include a scrambling weekend in Snowdonia in July, an orienteering weekend in Snowdonia in September and a meet in October with both hill walking and rock climbing.

Meets tend to include hill walking and navigation unless otherwise specified. Scrambling and rock climbing are also an option on most meets, depending on participants and weather.
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