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

Kendal Mountain Festival Line-Up Announced

   Words by tcsh

   on 10/11/2009 16:48:00

Chris Sharma At Kendal Mountain FestivalThe ever popular Kendal Mountain Festival (they've dropped the Film bit from the name apparently) is fast approaching and the programme has now been announced. The line up has been out for a while but you can now plan your weekend properly as the dates and times are officially out.

This year we will be rivetted, enthralled and entertained by such mountain supremo's as Chris Sharma, Ueli Steck, Thomas Hornbien, and Stefan Glowacz as well as a whole host of other interesting characters such as the man dubbed 'The Spiderman', Alain Robert.

Friday features the film premier of the new Alastair Lee film 'The Asgard Project' which sees Leo Houlding big wall climbing and base jumping on Baffin, as well as talks from Simon Yates (you know, the one from Touching the Void), Cameron McNeish (preview of forthcoming BBC programme) and Andy Kirkpatrick (always entertaining).

Saturdays highlight has got to be a talk from Chris Sharma, possibly the best climber in the world (discuss!) who comes to Kendal for the first time and will sell out very quickly. Also showing on Saturday is Stephan Siegrist discussing some of the epic summits that he has experienced and the crazy French urban solo climber Alain Robert (you'll probably have seen footage of him being arrested at some point!).

Finally Sunday ends with Ueli Steck discussing his recent speed climbs on the great North Faces of the Alps, as well as Stefan Glowacz who is treating us to a one off presentation on his varied adventures across the globe.

There are obviously tonnes of other guests and films and talks  going on, including whole Wild Water, Bike, Snowsports and Free Flight programmes, a film competition and evening parties.
For the full programme, click here.

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