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


   Words by tcsh

   on 05/10/2011 16:29:47


You may remember that we ran a competition to win a weekend in the Lake District staying in a luxury Bell Tent and having a days activities with a fully qualified Instructor, and to get to test a bunch of Montane kit.

Well, that prize was for THIS WEEKEND and the lucky winner of this competition has unfortunately had to pull out (not so lucky)! SO there are now TWO PLACES UP FOR GRABS!

Fancy it??

If you do, just go to our facebook page, or tweet us (@ClimbersShop using the hashtag #competition), and in no more than 20 words, tell us why you should win the prize!

We will then pick a winner tomorrow and you could be spending the weekend in the glorious Lake District, for free!!!

You must, of course, be ready, able, and willing to drop everything this weekend and head to the Lake District. Accomodation will be provided on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night and a day's activities will be layed on by our Instructor, Tim Lofthouse on the Saturday. The rest is up to you to sort out.

For full details, go to our competition page, email us, or phone us on 01539 430122

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