In 1959 Frank Davies opened The Climber's Shop - the first outdoor shop in Ambleside! For over half a century The Climbers Shop remains in the centre of Ambleside and is a focal point for many climbers, walkers and holiday makers wanting to kit themselves out for the outdoor lifestyle.

Our ranges are constantly changing to meet the needs of the modern outdoor enthusiast and include clothing from Rab, Salomon, Patagonia and Mountain Equipment and Mammut and equipment from the likes of Black Diamond, Petzl, Osprey, Edelrid, and Wild Country. Our footwear comes from companies such as Salomon, Scarpa, Meindl and Zamberlan, while our tent range is possibly the largest range of Hilleberg tents in the country.
If we don't stock what you want, we can also order it in, normally in just a few days.

Our highly experienced staff have the in depth knowledge to help you with any enquiry. We have experts in every type of mountain activity and for all seasons on our staff, from mountaineering to rock climbing, fell running to backpacking and every variant in between. Our team are on hand to provide you with the right advice and the right gear to suit your individual needs and circumstances.

As an independent store we are able to offer a far wider range of clothing, equipment and accessories than you will find in any of the bigger chain stores.

Although our roots are in the Lake District we have the stock and the expertise to equip you for any type of adventure in any type of wild environment around the world. If you don’t find the advice or the item you need on this website, please don’t hesitate to call us up for a chat.

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Compston CornerAmbleside Cumbria LA22 9DS

Gear Repairer Links

   Words by tcsh

   on 16/09/2010 16:45:00

In the unlikely event that something you get from us actually needs repairing, you will want to make sure it is done properly.

Getting your gear repaired under warranty

If the product is relatively new or pretty unused then the first thing to do would be to contact us as it may still be under warranty. This could mean that you would get it repaired for free by the manufacturer. Unfortunately, there is not a defined period of time that the warranty lasts for as it all depends on the amount of use it has had – this is what a lifetime warranty is, it is not your lifetime but the expected lifetime of the product.

For example, the expected lifetime for a pair of crampons is distinctly longer than that of a pair of sandals. You could therefore probably still claim for a faulty pair of crampons after a the sandals warranty was well past it. The only exception is in the situation where an item is hardly used. If you were an avid mountaineer and used the crampons almost everyday throughout the winter as well as taking them on 3 alpine trips in the summer then they would wear away a lot quicker. On the flip side, if you only wore your sandals once a year when you went away for a weekend in the sun then they would stay in warranty much longer.

Make sense? No, it often doesn’t. If in any doubt, drop us an email or give us call on 015394 30121

Professional Gear Repairers

If your gear is not covered under the warranty then these companies should be able to help you out by repairing it for a small charge. If they can’t then you’ll just have to come back to us and get some new stuff!

Tundra Repairs

Gore-Tex and Outdoor Gear Repairs

Lancashire Sports Repairs

Tent, GORE-TEX® and Walking Boot Repairs

Mountaineering Designs

Down upgrading, reconditioning and regenerating services for professional and high spec outdoor and thermal equipment.

Pennine Outdoor

Providers of outdoor fabrics etc, if you wanted to attempt your own repairs.

Scottish Mountain Gear

Repairers of all forms of outdoor fabric, from fleece to caravan awnings!

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