In 1959 Frank Davies opened The Climber's Shop - the first outdoor shop in Ambleside! For over half a century The Climbers Shop remains in the centre of Ambleside and is a focal point for many climbers, walkers and holiday makers wanting to kit themselves out for the outdoor lifestyle.

Our ranges are constantly changing to meet the needs of the modern outdoor enthusiast and include clothing from Rab, Salomon, Patagonia and Mountain Equipment and Mammut and equipment from the likes of Black Diamond, Petzl, Osprey, Edelrid, and Wild Country. Our footwear comes from companies such as Salomon, Scarpa, Meindl and Zamberlan, while our tent range is possibly the largest range of Hilleberg tents in the country.
If we don't stock what you want, we can also order it in, normally in just a few days.

Our highly experienced staff have the in depth knowledge to help you with any enquiry. We have experts in every type of mountain activity and for all seasons on our staff, from mountaineering to rock climbing, fell running to backpacking and every variant in between. Our team are on hand to provide you with the right advice and the right gear to suit your individual needs and circumstances.

As an independent store we are able to offer a far wider range of clothing, equipment and accessories than you will find in any of the bigger chain stores.

Although our roots are in the Lake District we have the stock and the expertise to equip you for any type of adventure in any type of wild environment around the world. If you don’t find the advice or the item you need on this website, please don’t hesitate to call us up for a chat.

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Compston CornerAmbleside Cumbria LA22 9DS

Calling all Kit Hoarders...

   Words by tcsh

   on 06/03/2009 13:02:00

Do you have any old mountaineering kit in the loft? Have you got a pair of 1950's Hob-Nail boots? a vintage down jacket? or even an old-school wooden axe? Well, if so then we want to hear from you!

50th AnniversaryThe Climbers Shop is 50 years old this year, and to mark that occasion, we are putting together a window display of 'old and new' mountaineering and climbing gear. It would seem however, that mountaineers are a wholly unsentimental sort and that most people threw their old kit out a long time ago.

That's where you come in; if you have any vintage climbing or mountaineering kit that you would be willing to loan to your favorite outdoor shop (that's us) to feature in the display then please get in touch. We would pay postage, or arrange collection, and would credit every piece to their owners.
In addition, you would receive a Climbers Shop gift voucher if your kit was used (so that you can finally invest in some new gear!).

To contact us, please call Joseph on 015394 32297 or Email us now

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