The Joe Brown Shops (Est 1966) and The Climbers Shop (Est 1959)

With over 100 years of retail heritage our shops are incredibly proud to offer a huge choice of clothing and equipment for climbers, mountaineers, hillwalkers and trail runners. Our story was begun by pioneers back in the days when hemp ropes were all the rage. Today, our team are equally passionate about sharing their experience of the products we stock so you don’t have to experience the hard lessons they have already learned. To read about our journey and where we are heading click below….

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Latest News & Updates at The Climbers Shop and Joe Brown Shops

Image: Gold Swan Events “A great 6/12km trail run around the beautiful grounds of Stowe School. An ideal introduction to trail running with some grass, tarmac, and mud, so everything you could ask for!  A medal and Haribo.... More

Stowe Trail Run Event

tcsh | 13/06/2018 11:17:02
Get set for the camping season ahead with our competition...   We want to get you prepared for the camping season ahead and have teamed up with MSR to offer you the chance (2 chances!) to win a PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit worth £75. Simply enter your email below (yes, that is all) and you will be.... More

MSR Competition - 2 Chances to Win!

tcsh | 06/06/2018 09:26:32
On Sunday 17th June Joss Naylor will be undertaking a 30 mile run/walk from Wasdale to Ambleside and he wants you to join him. Leaving Middle Row, the house of his birth 82 years ago, Joss will be following a 30 mile trail to Brathay Hall taking in 6000 feet of ascent and raising funds for one of his.... More
  The Climbers Shop and Joe Brown are very proud to be associated with the International School of Mountaineering (ISM) based in Leysin, Switzerland, and to be their official retail partner. The International School of Mountaineering is widely recognised as the most foremost organisation of its kind. Since.... More
Hooked On Granite Ltd commits to ONLY selling rechargeable batteries Did you know that over 20,000 tonnes of batteries are thrown away and sent to landfill sites in the UK each year*? No, we didn’t either until our director Paul Casey attended a recent trade conference and learnt of GP Batteries’ bid to reduce the 600 million batteries.... More
Have to say, what a treat we had with the weather for the 2018 Arc’teryx Big Mountain Weekend down in Langdale! Could it have been any better? Quite possibly not. We have heard so many positive words about the event with one participant even saying it was the best day out climbing she had ever had! The Big Mountain.... More
Last month our Ambleside Manager Brian joined a distinguished group of outdoor equipment users as part of a workshop on how we use our equipment and how best to wade through the sea of technical information available from suppliers. Strangely – clothing did not top the list, in fact it didn’t even.... More
Alongside Buffera Ltd (UK distributors of BUFF® Headwear), we are offering one very lucky person the chance to win an entry into the BUFF® Epic Trail Race taking place in The Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici Lake National Park, Spain on June 29th, 30th and July 1st 2018. The winner will also receive the total of €600.00 to cover.... More
The Climbers Shop (Est 1959) and The Joe Brown Shops (Est 1966) With over 100 years of retail heritage our shops are incredibly proud to offer a huge choice of clothing and equipment for climbers, mountaineers, hill walkers and trail runners. Our story was begun by pioneers back in the days when hemp ropes were all the.... More
  The season for getting out on to the crags is upon us (for some already started!) and nesting season is now in force. Listed below is listed what current restrictions there are around The Lake District. For locations further afield and more detail on the current restrictions, please visit the BMC Regional Access Database - More

Lake District Climbing - Bird Bans

tcsh | 26/03/2018 16:13:08
If you couldn’t make it to our Milton Keynes shop for our expedition Event last weekend – don’t worry......we have extended the chance to enter our Grand Prize draw and the even better news is that now you can enter online too! Working with our fantastic suppliers at Scarpa, Mountain Equipment, Rab, Petzl and.... More
There was fun, laughter, stories and even real-life icicles at our Expedition Event last weekend! Storm Emma arrived exactly on cue laying down five inches of snow to really get us in the mood and for those braving the elements outside there was a warm welcome inside our Milton Keynes shop as we celebrated all things expedition and launched our.... More

The Climbers Shop Expedition Event

tcsh | 06/03/2018 13:51:34
We are really pleased to support the Arc’teryx Lakeland Revival and Big Mountain Weekend. Following on from the success of last year, we are happy to say the event will be returning again on the first weekend of May 2018. We will have our presence down in Langdale with a rather good raffle of goodies to win. Hope to see.... More
Developed over the course of 3 years and refined through more than 35 prototypes. We are really pleased to introduce to you the new Tupilak range of packs by Mountain Equipment.   Mountain Equipment have done a superb job of designing, developing and refining a pack that every climber and mountaineer could ask for. Featuring exclusive,.... More
The Climbers Shop, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes 3rd & 4th March 2018 No matter what part of the world you are planning to travel to, make sure you pop along to the Climbers Shop in Stony Stratford Milton Keynes on the first Saturday.... More

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