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

Montane Samples Sale This Weekend

   Words by tcsh

   on 22/10/2010 13:59:27


As a Montane ProStore Dealer, we have managed to get hold of the entire stock of Montane’s product samples from the last year, and we are offering these great items at a whopping 50% OFF.

What is a sample? Well, a sample is the item that a brand, in this case Montane, make in order to show off the product. They might display it at trade shows, take it to shop buyers to demonstrate the range, or just have it in their showroom. They are never used (other than for the odd person to try on for size) and they have to be of the finest quality in order to represent the brand positively.

You do sometimes find that there are miniscule changes and alterations about the product where a brand has decided to change a feature before mass manufacture, but in all other senses they are perfect versions of a product. The only drawback to samples is that they are always made in medium for men and size 12 for women.


This weekend (23rd & 24th October) we will be taking over the St Johns Ambulance Base in Ambleside (see the map) to play host to the whole Montane samples range, and we have slashed the prices by half. Unfortunately, we will not be putting these items on the website until after the weekend, but if you are after a particular product then why not email us and we’ll see if we’ve got it?

These are not just old products, they are new and current products as well, such as;

Superfly XT Jacket- Extreme Smock - Terra Pants - Fireball Jackets - Dragonfly Tops - North Star Jacket - Chokchoi Top - Womens Terra Pants - Extreme Jacket - Resolute Smock - Angel Jacket - Antifreeze Jackets – and much more…

So if you are in Ambleside this weekend (or if you can get here for a sneaky peak) then pop in to the base, as it won’t last long!


For more info, just give us a call at the shop on 015394 32297 or drop us an email at

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