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 Joe Brown

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 14:23:11
  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.... More
When Nicky touched the pillar of our Capel Curig shop last May she became the first person to ever complete double circuits of all three iconic British Fell Running Rounds: The Bob Graham in England, The Ramsey in Scotland and the Paddy Buckley in Wales. In hard stats that means in those three challenges alone she ran a total.... More
  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
One of our Directors, Paul recently returned from a fantastic three week trip to Kyrgyzstan. Having always travelled on self-organised expeditions, this time he chose to travel with ISM and found that with almost twenty years’ experience of operating in this region – they got rather a lot done! Kyrgyzstan is a country of incredible natural beauty.... More

Virgin Summits in Kyrgyzstan

tcsh | 16/09/2019 14:42:50
  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

tcshjbAdmin | 10/06/2019 15:38:07
  COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED - THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR ENTRIES! We are celebrating our Scarpa Pro Store status and want.... More

Scarpa Pro Store ‘#MyScarpaMountain’ Competition

tcshjbAdmin | 14/05/2019 09:05:03
      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
  Llanberis 01286 870 327  / / High Street, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4HA Opening Hours .... More

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

tcshjbAdmin | 06/12/2018 12:02:21
The Climbers Shop and Joe Browns are proud to be the preferred retailer for clients and students attending courses with the International School of Mountaineering. ISM Director Adrian Nelhams joined us at our Expedition Event and answered a wide variety of questions from customers wanting to achieve great things in the mountains  here’s a round up of some.... More
With winter rapidly approaching, we've teamed up with Rab to offer you the chance to win a Microlight Alpine Jacket! The Microlight Alpine Jacket has been tried, tested and loved for over a decade. This year, Rab celebrates 10 years of the Microlight. Now,.... More
Image: Taken by the very talented Chris Watkins, Manager of the Joe Browns Llanberis shop   With the recent spate of rescues in the past few weeks, volunteer teams that cover the mountains and lowlands of Snowdonia have released some handy pointers to help walkers get prepared for days out in the mountains.  .... More

Enjoy the hills safely this August Bank Holiday!

tcshjbAdmin | 22/08/2018 11:30:45
  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
A race we were so pleased to be apart of, the Ultra-Trail Snowdonia. With almost 200 entrants from over 18 countries the first ever Silva Ultra Trail Snowdonia was a great success and is set to become a permanent fixture on the national running calendar. Our Capel Curig warehouse played host as one of the checkpoints, providing a warm, dry.... More

Ultra-Trail Snowdonia 2018: Brief Media Review

tcshjbAdmin | 26/06/2018 13:00:42

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