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

The winning entry of our Facebook Brocken Spectre Photo Competition

   Words by tcsh

   on 22/05/2012 13:27:47


Congratulation to Stephen Wass for his winning entry into our Facebook ‘Brocken Spectre’ Photo Competition, and he will be receiving a £20 Climbers Shop Voucher as the prize.  Competition was tough though with loads of exceptional images of these mysterious mountain phenomena.  It was a very difficult job for us to decide on a winner.

Stephens entry was chosen as it showed the Spectre very clearly, the colours were strong, there is a rare double halo and it had the best definition of all the entries placed. 

For those who’ve never experienced a Brocken Spectre or aren’t sure what one is, they are created when the sun from behind casts a ghostly shadow onto mountain mists or cloud and this is surrounded by a rainbow like circular halo, (or sometimes even a double halo).  It is a relatively rare occurrence, but when experienced in the mountains it is very special.

Many thanks to all who entered our competition and a montage of all of the photo entries is now gracing our Climbers Shop Facebook page

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