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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GORE-TEX® Active Shell Weekend – Try before you buy

   Words by tcsh

   on 22/09/2011 15:11:24

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You may be already aware, but this weekend (24th and 25th September) we are hosting a huge event to launch Goretex’s new super breathable and lightweight waterproof fabric - GORE-TEX® Active Shell.  Representatives from Gore and from the major outdoor brands will be here to answer questions and talk to the people about the benefits of this amazing new fabric.

GORE-TEX® Active Shell is designed for fast moving, high aerobic activities such as trail running, mountain biking and fast ascent climbing. As well as being extremely breathable, garments using GORE-TEX® Active Shell come with Gore’s Guaranteed to keep you dry promise™. That means you have a guarantee that the garment will continue to deliver the same high standards for the products entire lifetime. To find out more about the membrane click here

If you come to the event then you’ll be able to try out this phenomenal new fabric yourself.  All you need to do to ‘Try Before You Buy’ is come to the GORE-TEX® Active Shell marquee outside the shop, choose a GORE-TEX® Active Shell jacket, leave a deposit then you can try the jacket for the whole day. If you want to make sure that they don’t run out of jackets, you can even reserve one by email in advance.

We have a range of new jackets and trousers using this new Active Shell fabric now in stock from Berghaus, Mammut and Haglofs, for both men and women.  So there’ll be plenty of choice if you decide its right for you.

If you would like to get involved, it doesn’t cost anything either. Our local Radio station ‘Lakeland Radio’ (100.1 – 100.8 fm) will be here too broadcasting through the day and there’s a chance to win a GORE-TEX® Active Shell jacket.  So get yourself into Ambleside and down to the Climbers Shop this weekend, grab yourself a test jacket and try it out on the fells for the day, simple as that.

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