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Phil Brevet

Phil Brevet

Enthusiastic | Smiley | Gullible

Mini Bio

I retired from the fire service in 2018 after 30 years of having fun for a living and doing things that others would normally pay to do. I couldn’t stop there, so I decided to get qualified in all the outdoor stuff that I enjoy, with the view to a second stage in my working life. I have always enjoyed the outdoors, whether it be diving off the British coast and around the world with BSAC, mountain walking, climbing, or any water sports.

Currently, I work at outdoor centres, lead Duke of Edinburgh activities and expeditions around Britain and abroad, and am a member of the Longtown Mountain rescue team in the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons).

Favourite Place to Play

When I can, I love to get out in any of the mountain regions of the UK, but have a particular love for The Lake District.

Not a lot of People Know This

I like snails.

Qualifications Read More
  • Mountain Leader
  • Climbing Wall Instructor (working to RCI assessment)
  • Paddlesport Instructor
  • BSAC dive leader
  • Duke of Edinburgh instructor and assessor
Experience Read More

Over the years, I have spent time on expeditions and treks in Chile, India, and Canada and have trained firefighters in The Gambia.

Biggest Adventure Read More

One of my favourite adventures was in my twenties, when I spent four months in Southern Chile with Operation Raleigh. We helped locals build bridges across glacial water and sheds in the villages, and we trekked through the Andes. On one trek, we came across an old fisherman in the middle of nowhere. He invited us into his shack, which had a chair, a stove… and a picture of Margaret Thatcher on his wall!


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