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

After months of planning, two of our Ambleside staff team members James Gibson and Steve Hopwood took on the massive Cape Wrath Trail in October. With 240 miles and 11,000 metres of elevation to cover they planned to run it in under a week. Here’s the story in their words…. Good to go.... More

Wrath An Achievement!

tcsh | 11/12/2019 09:31:21
    Ambleside 015394 32297 / / Compston Corner, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9DS   Opening Hours   .... More

Christmas 2019 and New Year Opening Hours

tcsh | 05/12/2019 09:31:20
Thank You! This year alone, your custom has helped us donate over £35,000 to charities across the UK! It’s easy to get caught up in all of the commercialization at this time of year so as everyone gets ready to welcome Santa into their homes we wanted to take some time to focus on just how some.... More

Thank You for Helping us to Give Back

tcsh | 28/11/2019 17:00:56
Staff team members Cathy and Helen headed out to one of nature’s finest laboratories last week to pester their engineers first-hand about how Gore-Tex is working globally to make their fabrics more environmentally friendly. Cathy & Helen obviously not enjoying testing Gore-Tex jackets and gloves on the Aiguilles de Marbrées. So what did we learn? .... More

Gore-Tex Talk Sustainability in Chamonix

tcsh | 11/11/2019 14:22:57
The Climbers Shop Director Cathy Casey (2nd right) & Brathay Fund Raising Manager Scott Umpleby (right) present the Ambleside Trail 60 donation to Fix The Fells volunteers, Ranger and Fix The Fells Programme Manager Joanne Backshall (front) The Brathay Trust and The Climbers Shop were delighted to present a cheque for £670 to Fix The.... More

Ambleside Trail 60 Paves the way

tcsh | 09/10/2019 09:19:08
  We have teamed up with Mountain Equipment to offer you the chance the win a Tupilak Jacket worth £350. For this year, Mountain Equipment have introduced a Women's model to the range, featuring the same high spec as the Men's but in a Women's Alpine fit. .... More
Wow! WHAT a weekend! If seeing so many of our valued regular customers popping into register for the Ambleside Trail 60 on Saturday wasn’t fun enough – we got to welcome a whole gang of new customers too!! Once runners had collected their complimentary folding cup and made arguably the most crucial decision of the.... More
Love them or hate them, laid paths have become a necessary part of maintaining the stunning hills in our busy National Parks across the country. After spending years walking and running miles of laid Lakeland pathways, Cathy joined a volunteer team to find out just who lays the stones that save the Lake District from the blight of erosion: .... More

Giving a Little Back–Fix The Fells

tcsh | 30/08/2019 08:49:15
  We have teamed up with Mountain Equipment to offer you the chance the win £150 worth of clothing from our new season range. What you decide on is entirely up to you! To enter, all you have to do is enter your name and email address below. Don't forget to tick.... More

Our Big History

tcsh | 10/06/2019 15:24:24
On Friday 17th May, staff members James Gibson (Part time The Climbers Shop Staff Member/AMI Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor) and Steve Hopwood (Full Time Staff Member) went to attempt The Sligachan Horseshoe round in under 24 hours. Now that’s a pretty big round and impressive round to even contemplate, let alone attempt. Here, James gives his account on.... More
  COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED - THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR ENTRIES! We are celebrating our Scarpa Pro Store status and want you to share with us any shots of your Scarpa footwear in action!.... More
      For over 80 years, Scarpa have designed and manufactured what is thought to be the world's best outdoor footwear. Scarpa have evolved over the years to offer shoes and boots that work out in the field, whether your passion is climbing or hiking. The story of Scarpa is rich in innovations that.... More
Learn or improve your scrambling and rock climbing with the best!              To celebrate our 60th Anniversary we have joined up with our good friends at the International School of Mountaineering to offer three fantastic days with British Mountain Guides Adrian Nelhams and Max Cole. If you are looking to transfer outside from the climbing wall, would.... More
  Rock climbing is at the very core of our business so this summer we want to share our passion for the vertical world of the Lake District in a unique treasure hunt where you can search for the “Nuts of Legends”. Since rock climbing as a sport developed in Wasdale in the.... More

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