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

We’re MADD for Montane

   Words by tcsh

   on 20/05/2010 17:04:06

P18-05-10_11.02 Thanks to Montane, four of our staff (me included) got the opportunity to put their kit into action as we were taken on a MADD activity day (Montane Activity Day …… not sure what the 2nd D stands for!) in Grizedale forest and the Langdale valley.

The morning started with a meet up at the Grizedale visitors centre to get some mountain bikes and head to the North Face Trail, a purpose built single track trail around the Forestry Commissions land. No more than 10 minutes after they dished the bikes out, when Helen managed to break hers! Back to the bike hire place for a replacement followed by a trip over her handlebars! (a bit of attention seeking methinks!!!) Anyhow, we got going and had a good blast round some of the NF trail and some of the forestry tracks. A good way to work up an appetite at test out the Montane baselayers.

P18-05-10_14.22 The afternoon saw us in the Langdale valley heading up Dungeon Ghyll, which despite the often trips to the Pub namesakes, was the first visit for most of the group. Not to spoil a secluded spot, but if you get the chance, head up there, it’s a cracking spot! this time, the terra pants were coming into their own, especially given the sudden warm temperatures, so the vents were well and truly used and appreciated. it was then round to Stickle tarn and a trot down the track for a pint in the Stickle Barn – Thanks Montane.

…and thanks to Stuart from Adventure In Mind for being our instructor/entertainer throughout the day!



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