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.

admin23/03/2010 15:48:58

Compston CornerAmbleside Cumbria LA22 9DS

About the Climbers Shop

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   on 23/03/2010 15:48:58


Way back in 1959 Frank Davies opened The Climber's Shop in Ambleside – one of the very first specialist outdoor shops in the UK! Over half a century later, The Climbers Shop remains one of the UK’s best climbing and mountaineering stores. We’re still based in the centre of Ambleside and are a focal point for climbers, walkers and fell runners, both local and visiting, wanting the best kit for the mountains. With our website we now cater for an ever increasing international clientele, as well as being instantly accessible to outdoor enthusiasts throughout the UK.

We constantly review our range of products, but avoid fashion, fads and gimmicks. We have technical clothing from trusted brands such as  Rab, Mammut, Arcteryx, and Mountain Equipment and equipment from the likes of DMM, Black Diamond, Petzl, Osprey, Edelrid, and Wild Country. Our extensive footwear range comes from companies such as Salomon, Scarpa, Meindl and Inov-8, while our collection of camping equipment is second to none with a huge range of sleeping bags, stoves and lighting.  We also have a huge selection of tents from ridiculously light solo tents to palatial family sized tents.  We stock possibly the widest range of Hilleberg tents in the country, and we also stock other premium tent brands such as MSR, Nordisk, Robens and Crux. The gear we stock is the gear we use and trust – basically if we don’t believe in it, we won’t stock it.

Our expert staff are all active outdoors folk (rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, alpinism, running, cycling, wild swimming, kayaking, dog walking - you name it, we do it).  We’re all experienced and knowledgeable, as well as being massive gear freaks, and can help you with any outdoor enquiry. We’ll always strive to give you the right advice and provide the right gear to suit your individual needs and circumstances, whether it be kitting up for a challenging expedition in the Himalayas or taking your first steps in climbing.  We won’t try and sell you something that’s not right or unsuitable just because we have it in stock (unlike many of the outdoor chains driven by sales targets)

We’re very proud of our heritage as one of the longest established outdoor shops in the country, and our ethos is to continue the tradition of giving trustworthy advice, selling the best kit and at a fair price - just as it was in 1959.

Why not ask the Experts?

The Staff here at The Climbers Shop are very knowledgeable about every aspect of the equipment and clothing we stock and regularly use it themselves, if you need any advice please feel free to contact us. Ask the experts now

Where can you find us?




Contact Us

Climbers Shop
Compston Corner
LA22 9DS

Orders Hotline: 015394 30122

Technical Enquiries: 015394 30122
Marketing Enquiries: 015394 30122
General Shop Enquiries: 015394 32297
Skype: climbers-shop
Fax: 015394 34165


Opening Hours


9am - 5.30pm


9am - 5.30pm


9am - 5.30pm


9am - 5.30pm


9am - 5.30pm


9am - 5.30pm


9am - 5.30pm

NB. Opening times are often increased at busy periods like Christmas and Summer Holidays.

Sorry we are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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