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.

admin23/03/2010 15:48:58

Compston CornerAmbleside Cumbria LA22 9DS

Have a face-to-face with The Climbers Shop

   Words by tcsh

   on 12/11/2010 09:58:24

skype As part of our ongoing attempts to make the buying experience of our customers easier, we have added a Skype account to the communication methods that can be used to contact us. The Climbers Shop have a hard earned reputation for offering top quality advice from our experienced and well trained staff, a factor that sees people regularly phoning or popping in to the shop to grill our staff for information. The addition of a Skype account will allow our customers to ‘video call’ us and have a face-to-face conversation with a real member of staff.

The benefit of using the video call feature will be that a customer will be able to actually see the item in question and the member of staff will be able to show off the key features, similar to what would happen in the shop.

Other benefits to contacting us via a video call are if you are enquiring about an item you have already, and need some help with, or if you have a faulty product that you need our opinion on, we would be able to see it and advise you more appropriately.

Of course, if you do not feel like putting yourself of camera, then you can always call us using Skype, but without your webcam on, it would still benefit from being cheaper than using a phone.

The use of the Skype channel is currently in a trial period, and so, in order to ensure that you get a reply, calls should be previously arranged via email. Just drop us an email at, letting us know what you would like to discuss and what time you would like to call, and we will make sure a member of staff is free to speak to you. Of course, you can just call, as the channel will be permanently open, however if you do not pre-arrange the call, then we cannot guarantee that there will be someone at the terminal at the time.

To call us on Skype, just search the Skype directory for climbers-shop, and we should appear on the list.


If you have any comments or questions about using Skype then please drop us an email or give us a call on 015394 30121.

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