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

VAT Removed For International Customers

   Words by tcsh

   on 12/03/2010 14:48:38

For some time now we have been manually removing the VAT from the transactions that come in from Non-EU countries*. This has been because these customers then get charged import tax when their products arrive with them in their country, and therefore are not obligated to pay UK VAT.

This has always been a bit of a ‘work-around’ option and not very well publicised so we have now invested in setting up a more sophisticated and efficient system of getting your VAT removed. Now when you order something from a non EU country, once you have put your address in, the website will remove the tax from your order. In many cases, this saving can add up to the cost of the postage which makes the order seem so much cheaper!

If you have any questions about the system or about tax, then please email us and we will try and help you out.


*Why can you not get the tax taken off for non UK EU countries? Well, as we are all part of the same European monetary union, we are all eligible to pay VAT at purchase. If you order from an EU country you should not get charged import tax, which will probably work out cheaper in the long run.
There are European countries that are not in the EU, like Norway. They would be eligible to get their tax removed.
Understand? Thought so ……


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