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    High Street, Llanberis, Caernarfon, LL55 4HA. View the map
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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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    • Climbers Shop are partners with British Mountain Guides

    Partners with British Mountain Guides

    Joe Brown Shops are now pleased to announce that we have become an official retail partner for the British Mountain Guides (BMG). We are really proud and honoured to have this affiliation with such professional and skilled mountain professionals - essentially the best out there!

    The British Mountain Guides work extensively throughout the UK, Europe and further afield in the world's most famous areas and mountain ranges. Every single guide collectively share their passion for climbing, mountaineering and skiing and do so in a professional manner with each and every single client in terrain which can be hazardous and challenging. With a solid base of experience, knowledge and skill (every guide is put through a demanding but highly rewarding training scheme) the British Mountain Guides aim to promote safety, enjoyment and good practice in climbing and mountaineering.

    Working in such demanding conditions and environments, these guides require the best gear and clothing available. Here at Joe Brown, we aim to provide not only our customers, but working mountain professionals with the best kit available. With top brands such as Mountain Equipment, Arc'teryx, Patagonia, La Sportiva, DMM, Scarpa, Petzl, Rab and Grivel, we are proud to be one of the best specialist climbing and outdoor gear shops in the UK and proud to have an official retail partnership with the BMG.

    To find out more about the work the BMG do, about finding a guide or even more about the process of how to become a guide yourself, visit their website:

    British Mountain Guides Website