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

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
Get your training plan together now and join us on a magnificent 60k trot around some of the finest scenery the Lake District has to offer. It’s our 60th Anniversary this year and we are celebrating with not just walking and climbing events but a running event too!.... More

Ambleside Trail 60 and Ultra Running Event

tcsh | 13/02/2019 13:40:58
Since 1981 The Climbers Shop has hosted the log book for the Long Distance Walkers Association Cumbrian Centurion Challenge also known as The Trident Way. This is a high level route for experienced walkers but the beauty.... More
     Come to the Lake District and join us as we celebrate 60 years of specialist climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and trail running! We know our customers  love to enjoy the outdoors across a range of sports so to celebrate our 60th year of trading since our founder Frank Davies opened the.... More

It’s Our Anniversary!

tcsh | 10/01/2019 15:25:10
At our Expedition Event last November we were joined by Dr Hannah Kittson, a Mountain Medicine specialist who was a wealth of information for customers heading off on adventures across the planet. There were some great questions from everything including ear infections, wearing contact lenses in extreme environments, what to do if you lose an.... More

Medical Matters in the Mountains

tcsh | 07/01/2019 13:37:50
  Ambleside 015394 32297 / info@climbers-shop.com / Compston Corner, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9DS   Opening Hours   Sunday 23rd.... More

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

tcsh | 06/12/2018 12:12:15
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

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