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

Winter Conditions in the Lake District

   Words by tcsh

   on 05/02/2009 15:31:00

Here in the Lake District we are currently enjoying some of the best winter conditions on the fells for about a decade.  Persistent cold conditions over the last few weeks, along with regular snowfall has meant that many winter climbing routes are in great condition.  Walking on the tops is also magical with miles and miles of white snow and ice to enjoy.

However, the winter conditions have brought with them a spate of accidents, some serious and some fatal (2 fatalities today alone).  Local Mountain Rescue teams around the Lake District have been inundated with emergency calls in recent days. Still many walkers are heading into the winter hills ill prepared and lacking the relevant skills.

Langdale & Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team have issued this following advise;

Prolonged winter conditions experienced so far this year have been rare in recent years, however the message is the same as always. Be prepared. Experience, appropriate equipment, and sound judgement are crucial. Ice axe, crampons, warm clothing and reliable torches are vital in current conditions. Remember as well, soft snow is exhausting to walk in, frozen snow is very slippery.

For further information on work of the LAMRT and Kendal MRT go to their websites www.lamrt.org.uk and www.kendalmrt.org.uk

Please get out in the mountains and enjoy the current wintry conditions, but always take the essential winter gear with you and make sure you know some basic winter mountaineering skills.  Also spare a thought for the local Mountain Rescue Teams who are doing fantastic work totally voluntarily.

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