What Christmas means for our Ambassadors

As Christmas approaches, we ask some of our Ambassadors a few questions about their festivities...

Alex Gregory- Olympic Rower


What does Christmas mean to you?

Christmas for me is changing this year. It will be the first time I can really enjoy it like I've always heard others do. I usually have to train right through Christmas so this is the first year I'm going to eat, drink and be merry with my family like I'm supposed to. I'm really excited for this one!

Where will you be this Christmas? 

I'll be at home in Ipsden, Oxfordshire, this Christmas with my partner Emily and our children Jasper, Daisy and Jesse. On Christmas day we'll be out walking the dogs after a little bit of excited unwrapping of course!


Which Bremont is on your Christmas wish-list?

At the top of my Christmas wish list would have to be the MBII. I love the story, style, strength, in fact everything about the watch. I'm not prepared to eject though, so the MBI is absolutely out of the question! There's someone else in my household who has a Bremont AC I 32 on her Christmas list after seeing it this year in its home from home, Bermuda!

What’s your New Year resolution?

My new year's resolution is to spend more time in the outdoors with the family exploring the world. 

What’s the weirdest Christmas present you have ever received?

I once received a couple of live chickens for Christmas. To me, that was a great present but I'm sure to others it's pretty weird!

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Jake Meyer- British Mountaineer


What does Christmas mean to you?

Spending time at home with the family, eating and drinking without caring, log fires, tangerines, church and of course Xmas presents! 

Where will you be this Christmas? 

On the farm in Gloucestershire with the family, including our 2.5 year old who is now old enough to appreciate Xmas, and our new born - first Xmas!

Which Bremont is on your Christmas wish-list?

Oooh - DH-88 if you're offering! I love the colour of the rotor. I would love to be reunited with my original ALT1-P which is secured away in the Bremont archives!

What’s your New Year resolution?

Find the balance between work and home so that I can spend more time with my family - and complete at least 3 adventurous challenges! 

What’s the weirdest Christmas present you have ever received? 

A pair of Harrow old boy socks. I went to Marlborough! 

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Ben Saunders- Polar Explorer

What does Christmas mean to you?

A chance to spend time with family, which I don't do as much as I'd like (my brother lives in Switzerland with his family, my mum's in Lincolnshire and my dad's in Devon, so we're spread out). And a chance to rest and stop travelling. I've had more than 50 flights this year.

Where will you be this Christmas?

Mostly in Leicestershire with my girlfriend's family. I'm really excited about a Christmas at home in England - log fires, dog walks, Monopoly, the Great Escape - as my last two Christmases were in South Africa, and the one before that was in a tent in Antarctica. 

Which Bremont is on your Christmas wish-list?

A stainless DH-88, please Father Christmas!


What’s your New Your resolution?

To say no to more things; minimise input to maximise output. Right now I have two businesses, I edit a magazine, I train five or six times a week, I'm working on two books, I'm taking long-haul flights every two or three weeks to give talks abroad, and I'm planning another expedition. And yet every time I get an email asking for advice, or from a school or charity that wants me to give a free talk, I think "I'm sure I can fit that in..."

What’s the weirdest Christmas present you have ever received?

A cup of coffee, in a tent in Antarctica. Actually, it wasn't even a cup, it was a plastic Nalgene bottle full of coffee, and it was amazing. (My teammate on the Scott Expedition, Tarka l'Herpiniere, brought me a disposable coffee maker for Christmas, and I brought him tea bags and milk powder. By that stage we hadn't had tea or coffee for more than two months, so it was amazing).


Have you seen?

Kenton Cool: The Drive To Achieve

Watch the film below for a glimpse of the grit and determination required to achieve feats including being the first person in history to complete the ‘Everest Triple Crown’ in one continuous push from base camp.

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