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    Purveyors of the very finest climbing equipment for 50 years.

    Joe Brown is considered the foremost rock climber and mountaineer of his generation, and perhaps the greatest all round mountaineer ever. You can read a biography of his climbing career if you click here.

    In 1966 Joe opened the Llanberis climbing shop with his wife Val. The Capel Curig shop opened a couple of years later and over the years the shops have earned the reputation of being among the best specialist climbing equipment and outdoor gear shops in the UK.

    As an independent mountaineering, climbing equipment and outdoor business we focus on providing honest and personal advice, as well as great ranges of mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, walking, hiking, expedition and alpine climbing equipment.

    So if you find yourselves visiting Snowdonia, which we hope you will, please pop in and see us at one of our locations in Llanberis or Capel Curig. You will be sure to find an Alladin's cave of technical gear and equipment from all the major quality specialist outdoor brands. Or if at home or work then enjoy browsing or shopping on our web site.

    Most of all though enjoy your time outdoors whatever your pastime, have fun and be safe!

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  • Arc’Teryx Training in Langdale

    tcshjbAdmin | 27/04/2017 09:50:10

    Staff from all four of the Joe Brown Shops and The Climbers Shops came together in Langdale this week to enjoy a training day with Arc’Teryx sponsored athlete Katie Whittaker and British Mountain Guide Adrian Nelhams. The vagaries of the Lakeland April weather meant there was ample opportunity to look at layering appropriate clothing throughout the day.... More

    WIN - set of 5 Wild Country Friends in our FREE prize draw!

    tcshjbAdmin | 24/04/2017 11:31:16

    We love a good competition, especially when the prize is as good as this! Alongside Wild Country, we are offering a superb prize of a set of five Wild Country Friends, sizes 0.5, 0.75, 1, 2 and 3. This is a prize worth £300!! Wild Country Friends: .... More

    Plas Y Brenin/Joe Brown Big Winter Walk

    tcshjbAdmin | 30/01/2017 13:30:07

    Driving up through the Llanberis Pass to Plas y Brenin on Friday afternoon I was looking at the snow free peaks and seriously considering re-branding the weekend the Big Winterless Walk – there were the occasional, miniscule patches of snow but certainly nothing visible to get excited about. Oh dear. My consolation was that the goodly folk of.... More

    WIN a Blue Ice Warthog 40L Pack!

    tcshjbAdmin | 09/01/2017 09:56:27

    To kick start the new year off, we are pleased to offer you the chance to win a Blue Ice Warthog 40L Pack. Just in time for getting out with this Winter! Entry is simple and simply requires you to enter your email below! Entry closes 5.00pm Monday 23rd January 2017. .... More

    Joe Browns' 50th Anniversary 'Name that shaft!' Competition

    Joe Brown | 23/12/2016 11:26:34

    Name that shaft! Want to own a limited edition Grivel ice axe just like the one we presented Val & Joe Brown with to celebrate 50 years of the Joe Brown Shops? Well, you can’t because theirs is unique BUT you can win a beautiful boxed, limited edition, anniversary axe that will impress any mountain history buff.... More

    The Joe Brown Shops Guide to the 10 Greatest ice Axes of all time…..

    Joe Brown | 21/12/2016 13:16:21

    If ever there was a subject of discussion this is it! There are definitely more key axes that we couldn’t include in the competition (mostly because we couldn’t get acceptable images to use) and a few have been noted at the bottom of this article, however, for the ones that we have included – here’s a brief history and reasons.... More