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 take place each month in mountain and upland areas across Great Britain, including the Peak District, North Wales, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Scotland.
Our meets provide opportunities to learn and practise skills including:
- Night navigation
- Rock climbing
- Wild camping
- Winter skills.
This is usually done on a peer-to-peer basis, on the principle that all members, whether old or new, have something to offer and can learn from each other. We also occasionally hire qualified instructors, e.g. for teaching winter skills and winter scrambling, and subsiside the cost from club funds.
Most meets include hill walking and navigation.
All our meets are organised by club members. We aim to publicise them well in advance by emailing everyone on our subscription list. If you want to know more, please contact us using the button on the left of your screen.
See the Meets page for a list of meets this year, along with reports from recent meets.
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.
A copy of our constitution can be found here:
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