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

Climbers Shop duo run with Eddie.

   Words by tcsh

   on 16/08/2009 09:32:00

Yesterday Mark and Mick from the Climbers shop ran with comedian Eddie Izzard as he passed through the Lake District as part of his epic 1000 mile charity run in aid of Sports Relief.

Eddie Izzard & Mark Barnes

Eddie was 18 days in on his mammoth challenge, where he is running 30 miles each day.  He still has another 4 - 5 weeks of running ahead of him.  Considering the miles he'd covered already he was looking remarkably fresh and was running as if he'd only just set off.

Luckily the weather was kind as morning rain and low cloud cleared to a dry and bright afternoon. Poor old Eddie had had to run through a very wet morning from his start point of Kendal. Mick and Mark ran about 11 miles with Eddie from Kirkstone pass to Watermillock, where Eddie was keen to visit the Outward Bound Centre.  He'd been on a course there back in 1976 and had fond memories of the place and of swimming in Ullswater.

Mark, an accomplished Ultra distance runner himself, chatted with Eddie about his up and coming challenge, the Ultra Tour of Mont Blanc in about 2 weeks time.  Mark has competed in this race twice before, which involves running from Chamonix around the Mt. Blanc Massif - about 100 miles, off road, with 9400 metres of ascent and descent.   

Eddie is doing the run for Sports Relief, part of Comic Relief the charity, who are helping vunerable people here in the UK and in the worlds poorest communities.

Please sponsor Eddie on his run.  You can sponsor him online at

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