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.

admin23/03/2010 15:48:58

Compston CornerAmbleside Cumbria LA22 9DS

New Photo Competition on Twitter

   Words by tcsh

   on 29/09/2011 17:20:48


After the interest and success of our last tow months photo competitions on Facebook (thank you to all who entered and all who voted) we thought we would run another one this month, but this time involve all our friends on Twitter.

The October photo competition will therefore be open to those with a Twitter account (it’s pretty easy to set up if you want to set one up in order to enter!). All you have to do is to Twitpic us a picture and tag it with the hashtag #ClimbersShop.

The theme for the competition this month will be ‘Outdoors in the Autumn’ – for obvious reasons!

So, get your cameras out, or to be honest, maybe get your phone-camera’s out, and get snapping those Autumn colours. Once you have a picture that you reckon stands a good chance of winning then just upload it via your favourite twitter picture program (there are loads of ways to do it, Tweetdeck, Tweetcaster etc) and just make sure you hashtag it with #ClimbersShop.

The winner will be picked (as voting doesn’t work in quite the same way as on Facebook) at the end of the month and will receive a 20% discount voucher for

Just like in past months, the following conditions apply;

  • No inappropriate content (The Climbers Shop Ltd will have final say on what ‘inappropriate’ is)
  • No abusive comments on images
  • The images must be your own, and not stolen from someone else!
  • By submitting your photo, you agree to let The Climbers Shop Ltd use your image for future publicity material.

As always, any questions, get in touch with us at the Climbers Shop on 015394 30121 or


Good Luck!

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