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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Hooked on Granite Ltd & ISM Retail Partnership

The Climbers Shop are very proud to be associated with the International School of Mountaineering (ISM) based in Leysin, Switzerland, and to be their official retail partner.

ISM is widely recognised as the foremost organisation of its kind. Since 1965 the school has been running the most extensive programme of alpine mountaineering courses available to English-speakers internationally. This is coupled with a range of 'Haute Route' treks across the Alps in summer, Ski Tours and Off-piste skiing courses throughout the spring, and ice climbing courses in the winter months. Countless people have discovered the mountains through ISM; experienced climbers return time after time to enjoy and progress through a wide-ranging alpine programme and perhaps share the great adventure of an ISM expedition. The Climbers Shop has an equally long history; first opening in 1959 in Ambleside, Cumbria, as one of the UK's first specialist climbing stores, by Frank Davies. The Climbers Shop's heritage of supplying the very best in mountaineering and climbing gear compliments ISM's tradition of offering the very best training in mountaineering and Alpinism, so in many ways our partnership was an obvious choice.

If you have booked on an ISM course, you can benefit from preferential ISM client prices on all of our gear and clothing, whether its new ice tools, replacement mountain boots or technical alpine clothing that you need.

For more information about the courses and services offered by ISM visit www.alpin-ism.com

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