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

This Weekends Weather

   Words by tcsh

   on 31/07/2009 17:28:00

I am getting a distinct feeling of de ja vu today with the weather report - I might aswell tell you to go back and read last weeks blog post. As is the norm at the moment, we are in for a mixture of sunshine and showers over the next couple of days.

Fairfield-1/7/09Saturday: It looks like there is a big front coming through over Friday night which could leave some rain showers behind it into Saturday morning. This should hopefully clear by lunchtime but there will be a risk of the occasional thundery shower for the rest of the day, in particular in the north of the county.
Cloud cover will be pretty much complete or the whole of the day with the wind gusting to 50mph in the morning but dropping in the afternoon to a more manageable 25mph, and you can expect temperatures of around 13-14C in the valleys but around 9-10 on the tops.

Sunday: So in contrast, Sunday will be a much calmer and altogether more pleasant day to be out. The rain should have cleared away leaving breaks in the cloud, lower winds and warmer temperatures. Even on the tops of the fells you should only get around 10-15mph winds and the temps should be around 10C.

Basically, have a lie in on Saturday morning and then get out in the afternoon (I'm going to run the Kentmere Horseshoe). And then enjoy a (hopefully) pleasant Sunday as the rains going to come back on Monday and Tuesday!



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