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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4 weeks ago

Bremex Mountaineering and Climbing Club

Here are some photos from our AGM weekend at the beginning of this month. We were in the White Peak, the southern part of the Peak District, which isn't as rugged as the areas where we usually go, but we found it good for practising navigation, with a mixture of terrain including riverside, fields and open pasture. New member Gregg, attending the meet as a taster, found the navigation practice particularly useful.

Next meet will be winter skills refresher in Snowdonia from 18th - 20th January. See above event for details.
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1 month ago

Bremex Mountaineering and Climbing Club

At our AGM weekend in the White Peak a couple of weeks ago we started planning our programme for next year. Already definite is our weekend meet from 18th - 20th January based in Bethesda, Snowdonia. This will be a winter skills refresher with a locally based instructor. It will be a great way to prepare for our winter mountaineering trip to the Scottish Highlands from 21st - 24th February. If you're interested in attending either of these events, click the blue Contact Us button at the top of the page. New people are very welcome and can attend one meet as a taster before deciding whether or not to join the club.

Other plans for 2019 include Grade 2/3 scrambling in the Lakes, wild camping in the Caingorms and night navigation, as well as our usual hill walking/navigation meets.

In 2018 we have had nine meets: four in the Lake District, two in Scotland and one each in Snowdonia, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District.

Here are some photos from our trip to Skiddaw House in October taken by new member, Mark:
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5 months ago

Bremex Mountaineering and Climbing Club

Our July meet in the Lakes happened to take place on the only wet weekend of the summer. Although this meant we didn't go scrambling as originally planned, it was a welcome respite from the heat. On the Saturday we had a lovely walk from our bunkhouse at Scales over to Mungrisdale - a very quiet corner of the Lake District. It only rained for about 10% of the time, which was much better than forecast. We later heard from others in the bunkhouse, however, that it had been much wetter in the rest of the Lakes.

On the Sunday it really was wet so we had to satisfy ourselves with a low level walk along Derwentwater.

Despite the disappointing weather and the lack of scrambling, we all enjoyed the weekend and are now looking forward to going back to the Lakes for Bremex's October meet.
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6 months ago

Bremex Mountaineering and Climbing Club

Just had a great weekend meet in the Yorkshire Dales with Bremex. Saturday we did rock climbing at Twistleton Scar with Bremex member Tony Halliwell, MIC, then on Sunday we practised navigation on a 7-mile moorland journey in nearby Forest of Bowland. Weather was perfect and campsite at Orcaber Farm near Austwick was very well run, although a bit on the expensive side for people like me with only a backpacking tent and no car.

Our next trip, 27th-29th July, is in the northern Lakes near Threlkeld. Main focus will be scrambling (mountaineering), but walking/navigation will also be on offer. Use the blue button at the top of the page to contact us if you're interested in coming or finding out more. New members are always welcome and you can attend one meet as a taster before you decide whether or not to join.
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9 months ago

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