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The Climbers Shop and Joe Brown Shops & ISM Retail Partnership

The Climbers Shop and Joe Brown are very proud to be associated with the International School of Mountaineering (ISM) and to be their official retail partner.

The International School of Mountaineering is widely recognised as the foremost organisation of its kind. Since 1956 ISM has been running the most extensive programme of summer alpine mountaineering courses available to English-speakers internationally, from its base in Leysin, Switzerland. ISM also offers a range of Ski Tours and Off-Piste Skiing courses, Ice Climbing, and an Expedition to the greater ranges. More locally, rock climbing in the Lake District is also available. 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.

Both Joe Brown Shops and The Climbers Shop have an equally long history; with The Climbers Shop established in 1959 in Ambleside, Cumbria and the very first Joe Brown Shop opening in 1966 in Llanberis, North Wales. The Climbers Shop and Joe Browns has its very own heritage of supplying the very best in mountaineering and climbing gear, complimenting ISMs tradition of offering the very best instruction in climbing, mountaineering and Alpinism, so in many ways our partnership was an obvious choice.

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

For further information ISM please visit their website.