24/02/2012 15:38:32

Words by tcsh

Back to the Future for the Climbers Shop

If you’ve visited the shop in the last few days you’ve probably noticed we’re having some work done at the front of the store.  Sorry if this has caused any inconvenience, hopefully this will be all completed very soon.  Its marking the start of some exciting changes here at the Climbers shop.

Our longer standing customers will remember when the front of the store was our dedicated climbing gear department.  Well ..its coming back, only better, brighter and with a load of new gear.  The reinstating of the climbing department is all part of a shop wide overhaul in which we hope to refocus the direction of the shop back to our core business – we are the ‘Climbers’ shop after all.

As we are now part of the Joe Browns group of shops (based in North Wales), and we share such a strong climbing heritage, it makes sense to go back to our roots (so to speak) and become a destination climbing store once again.  The store will be benefitting from a bit of a revamp over the coming months, with the first big change being our climbing department moving back to where it belongs, in pride of place at the entrance to the shop.

Don’t worry if you aren’t a climber or mountaineer though as we’ll still be stocking everything you need for fell walking and trail running too.  The Climbers Shop is still going to be very much a multi sport mountain shop, as it always has been

Shop-Front Shop front work re-stocking
Out with the old Work in progress Re-stocking

The majority of the relocation work will be done by this weekend and the new climbing department will be open for business.  If you are planning a visit to Ambleside over the weekend why not pop in and see how the work is progressing.

In the coming weeks and months there will be lots of other changes happening both in store and on our website.  We’ll keep you posted on our blog, via our Facebook Page and on Twitter – so stay tuned.