In 1959 Frank Davies opened The Climber's Shop in Ambleside, Cumbria - one of the first outdoor shops in the UK!

For nearly 60 years now the Climbers Shop have offered the very best in climbing, mountaineering, hill walking and trail running gear at great prices, with expertise that's second to none.

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ISM Virgin Summits Expedition 2017 Trip Report

tcsh | 09/11/2017 11:58:21

Areas visited: Central At-Bashi Range, Kashkaratash River Valley, Tien Shan also Tash Rabat and Son-Kul Trip Leader: ISM Director and IFMGA Guide Adrian Nelhams (AN). Guides: Stuart McAleese (SM), Max Cole (MC), Alexei Potockiy (AP), Vladimir Komissarov (VK). Climbers: Stephen Taylor (ST), Jason Sheldrake (JS), Richard Walker (RW), Mark Aitken (MA),.... More

Win a Berghaus Ramche Micro Down Jacket

tcsh | 31/10/2017 11:30:52

  The Berghaus Ramche Micro Down Jacket is designed to be extremely light and packable, yet provides high levels of warmth when ice or Alpine climbing.  This technical warm layer also uses Reflect technology and water repellent Hydrophobic down, making it better suited to damp conditions typical in the UK. The body-mapped design distributes heat.... More

The Climbers Shop have been nominated for a TGO Readers Award

tcsh | 30/10/2017 11:36:10

We’ve been short listed for an award!! Every year The Great Outdoors Magazine presents a whole host of awards to outdoor businesses that have gone the extra mile to help their readers enjoy the outdoors. The fact these awards are entirely voted for by you makes them extra special and we are really pleased simply to be.... More

Scarpa and Deuter Half Term Event

tcsh | 20/10/2017 12:07:48

On the weekend of the 27-28th October, we’ll be holding a Scarpa and Deuter Sample Sale in The Climbers Shop, Ambleside, with lots of ex-sample products on sale at extremely low prices. (Samples are generally size 8/ Euro 42 or size 5 / Euro 38 in footwear) There’ll also be great deals on our regular range of.... More

Autumn Run Stony Event – Free to take part

tcsh | 10/10/2017 12:18:04

  After the success of our summer event, we’re doing it again. On Saturday October 21st, the Climbers Shop, Stony Stratford, and Run Stony will be holding a Running Event aimed at anyone who wants to try trail running, or is already a keen participant.  The event is completely free of charge to join in, and.... More

Run with Anton Krupicka

tcsh | 21/09/2017 14:44:25

On Sunday the 19th November, the Climbers Shop (Ambleside) will be welcoming a very special guest; Ultra distance and adventure running legend Anton Krupicka. Anton is a world renowned athlete, sponsored by La Sportiva and Ultimate Direction. He has a string of Ultra Marathon wins to his name including winning the Leadville Trail 100 Run (aka The.... More

Celebrate 50 years of the OMM with our exciting Prize Draw – Win a Kamleika Outfit and Classic 25 pack

tcsh | 25/08/2017 15:01:00

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the UK’s Original Mountain Marathon, or the OMM. In 1968 Gerry Charnley created a 2 day mountain challenge, an event that combined navigation, endurance, teamwork and a wild overnight camp. The Original Mountain Marathon is considered to be the event that all adventure races have evolved from, and is.... More

Walking on the Wild Side in Mallorca

tcsh | 14/06/2017 12:07:30

Probably best known for its package holidays and epic cycle camps Mallorca has a whole host of stunning walking and climbing just a stone’s throw from some stunning beaches. We were heading there with our extended family for some serious pool and beach action but managed to sneak away to bag the superb Serra del Cavall.... More

Stony Stratford Trail Run Event – Saturday June 24th

tcsh | 06/06/2017 12:41:48

On Saturday June 24th, the Climbers Shop and Run Stony will be holding a Running Event aimed at anyone who wants to try trail running, or is already a keen participant.  The event is completely free of charge to join in, and includes a goody bag of promotional running items, a free coffee and cake courtesy of Twenty3c.... More

Joe & James’ Scottish Climbing Marathon

tcsh | 22/05/2017 17:28:09

  When The Sun Shines……. When the weather is good in Scotland there is nowhere better! James Gibson and Joe Mann from our Ambleside shop took a few days in early May for a pre midge season blast up to the Highlands starting in Skye. Day 1 was spent on the massive Sron Na Ciche.... More

Arc’Teryx Lakeland Revival 2017

tcsh | 17/05/2017 16:12:20

After a fantastic launch at the Big Mountain Weekend in April the 2017 Lakeland Revival has begun! Now in it’s fourth year, there are four whole months for you to head to the Lakes and enjoy a wide range of climbs in some stunning locations. Grades range from scrambles to well in to the E’s to encourage.... More

Charity entries for Chiltern 100 Cycle Festival in aid of Action4Youth

tcsh | 14/05/2017 14:39:13

  Are you a keen cyclist based in the South East? The Chiltern 100 Cycle Festival has a great range of rides for everyone, goes through beautiful scenery and is held at historic Penn House on Sunday 16th July 2017. There’s a vintage velo village, great food, live music and a wonderful family atmosphere. Buckinghamshire.... More

It’s a hard life - Arc’Teryx Training in Langdale with ISM

tcsh | 26/04/2017 14:24:03

Staff from all four of the Joe Brown Shops and The Climbers Shops came together in Langdale this week to enjoy a training day with Arc’Teryx sponsored athlete Katy Whittaker and British Mountain Guide Adrian Nelhams. The vagaries of the Lakeland April weather meant there was ample opportunity to look at layering appropriate clothing throughout the day.... More

Now Providing Walking Boot Hire at our Milton Keynes Store

tcsh | 26/04/2017 13:48:41

New for 2017; we have a full size range of high quality leather walking boots available for daily hire. If you are just getting into walking or your feet are still growing then why not simply hire some of our Hi Tech Ottawa boots available in a full size range from 4 – 12. For those requiring.... More

The Low Down on Trekking Poles

tcsh | 25/04/2017 14:06:39

Article by Sally Woodbridge Trekking in the Italian Dolomites - Col dala Pieres Why do I love my trekking poles so much when, for other brits, poles seem to represent a capitulation to the wear and tear of ageing or an admission that you’re not tough enough? This negative feeling doesn’t seem to apply to.... More

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