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 Climbers Shop

Phew! We’re just about recovered from a fantastic weekend of competitions, talks and learning what our fantastic customers are planning as they filled our Rab world map with their exciting travel destinations.     British Mountain Guide Adrian Nelhams was on hand across the weekend to help customers with questions about ice axe purchases.... More
  With so many options of adventure travel destinations, the first world problem of deciding where to go can result in countless valuable life minutes lost trawling the internet. Worse still, the reality when you arrive can be a far cry from the peace and solitude you bought into from the advert. A trip to India.... More

Trekking In Garwahl

tcsh | 08/11/2018 11:29:31
Have you ever woken from a great night’s sleep, looked up at the ice crystals twinkling above you on the fabric of the inner tent, relished at how toasty you are in your warm sleeping bag and thought “I’m not getting out.”? This was my reality as I was enclosed in 600g of highest quality goose down in an.... More

A (sleeping) Sound Investment

tcsh | 05/11/2018 08:50:20
As part of our expedition Event we are very pleased to present our Mountain Equipment talk at nearby Swinven Hall; Nick Bullock should need little in the way of introduction! One of Britain's finest alpinists and rock climbers, known for bold and audacious ascents, he is also a writer and occasional.... More

Expedition Event – Focus on Nick Bullock

tcsh | 25/10/2018 11:43:29
ISM is the longest established provider of Alpine courses to English speaking clients in the Alps. It is dedicated to sharing the skills, enjoyment and the adventure of mountaineering in all its aspects. Joe Browns and The Climbers Shop are very proud to have ISM join us at our Expedition Event on the 10th - 11th November offering FREE workshops.... More

Expedition Event - ISM

tcsh | 11/10/2018 14:03:16
We’re getting very excited about our upcoming Expedition Event that will be held at our Milton Keynes shop on the 10th-11th November. If you are planning a trip to the high mountains or anywhere cold then be sure to come and join us – in the meantime; here is a peek at the Scarpa range of expedition footwear that we.... More
We’re getting very excited about our upcoming Expedition Event that will be held at our Milton Keynes shop on the 10th-11th November. If you are planning a trip to the high mountains or anywhere cold then be sure to come and join us – in the meantime; here is a peek at the Mountain Equipment range of expedition clothing that.... More
We’re starting to get very excited about our upcoming Expedition Event that will be held at our Milton Keynes shop on the 10th-11th November. If you are planning a trip to the high mountains or anywhere cold then be sure to come and join us – in the meantime; here is a peek at the Rab range of expedition clothing.... More
Expedition Event The Climbers Shop, Milton Keynes 10th – 11th November 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 second.... More
After 57 years in business the Climbers Shop decided to expand, with the opening of a second branch. It’s a long way from our roots up in the Lake District, but our second store will be coming to Stony Stratford near Milton Keynes. Opened in March 2016, we are pleased to now be bringing a proper technical outdoor shop back.... More
Fun, fun, fun! Specifically, for me, on the mountaineering index of types of fun, a good chunk of type 1 fun (actual fun), a bit of type 2 (fun, but only in retrospect) and a tiny smidge of 2.5 (let’s just call it character building). .... More
  World Extreme Medicine (WEM) is a leading provider of specialised expedition medicine, pre-hospital medicine, conferences and remote medical cover around the world. We are proud and honoured to support their vital work in training medics working in hostile environments around the world….and beyond; they work with NASA too! Born.... More
Throughout the summer, the guys behind the Lakeland Revival will be producing a series of short videos. These videos cover all aspects from racking up, reading a guide and equalising anchors. We’ll be adding them to the blog each time a new one becomes available - so be sure to stay tuned in! .... More
“The most arduous ascent in the Lake District; unexampled exposure; combined tactics and rope engineering essential at one point; not less than three climbers. Rubbers. The ascent of this buttress, the final problem presented by the great facade of Scawfell, was made for the first time in April, 1914. It has as yet been repeated on two occasions only, and.... More
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

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