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

Winter Climbing 2012 – Bring It On!

   Words by tcsh

   on 10/01/2012 12:04:39


Well it’s a new year and we’re all really getting psyched for some winter climbing!

So far, though, its fair to say that the winter has been pretty disappointing.  Temperatures have been much higher than normal and there’s been precious little in the way of snow. We’ve had quite a few wintry storms though and some very high winds, but it just hasn’t stayed cold enough for any length of time (here in the Lake District anyway) to get any climbing in. Its been so warm that we’ve even got Daffodils starting to sprout …in January.

Don’t despair though the winter season is still young and hopefully there’s a couple of cold months yet to come.  We’ve got our fingers crossed for better conditions in the coming weeks.  The forecast is looking promising for colder conditions soon.

If you want to see just how much snow (or if there’s any snow) we’ve got here in the Lakes then check out our webcam . This looks over the Fairfield range from our shop in Ambleside and is usually a good indicator as to what conditions are like throughout the central fells.

Also if you need any new gear for winter climbing then we’ve got everything you’ll need to get out in the snow and ice (and out on the rock too of course) this year, at some sweet prices too. Check out our cracking deals in our Climbing Sale

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