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    Joe Brown
    High Street, Llanberis, Caernarfon, LL55 4HA. View the map
  • Who are we?

    A bit about us

    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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  • Essentials

    Outdoor Essentials

    From headtorches to first aid kits, from water bottles to map cases, these little accessories make life in the mountains so much easier, and of course safer. At Joe Brown's we have a plethora of outdoor essentials for every activity. Everything to you'll need to keep you alive in an emergency, to help you navigate in complex terrain, to keep you hydrated while active and a huge range of aftercare products to look after your lovely outdoor kit.

    Dog Gear

    Dog Gear

    For our canine friends and dog lovers everywhere. If you love to get out in the hills and mountains with your furry pal we have all sorts of gear to make their day more comfortable.

    Drinking

    Drinking

    Staying hydrated can at best maintain your performance and concentration or at worst be a matter of life or death.

    Dry Bags and Waterproof Cases

    Dry Bags and Waterproof Cases

    Need to keep your kit dry? From rucksack liners to PDA cases we have the perfect watertight and dustproof bag in any size you need.

    First Aid and Survival

    First Aid and Survival

    Essential first aid kits and survival equipment for hillwalking, mountaineering, expeditions and travel.

    Food and Nutrition

    Food and Nutrition

    Food and Nutrition products for mountaineering, climbing, camping and backpacking.

    Glasses and Goggles

    Glasses and Goggles

    Glasses and Goggles to protect your eyes in extreme environments, high altitude and mountain weather for walking, mountaineering, climbing, mountain biking and watersports.

    Insect Repellent

    Insect Repellent

    We have everything you need to protect yourself from munching mosquitos to the evil, tenacious midge. And don't forget Ticks!

    Knives

    Knives

    Highly crafted knives for all of your outdoor activities. Choose from Petzl, Opinel and Victorinox.

    Due to current legislation we are unable to sell this product to anyone under the age of 18 years. Proof of age will be required and these goods are only available to purchase online via "click and collect".

    Lighting

    Lighting

    Lanterns, Lightsticks, Hand & Head Torches for Mountaineering, Climbing, Walking, Camping, Expeditions, Travel, Running and Everyday Use.

    Navigation

    Navigation

    Please don't hesitate to ask for advice and help when choosing your navigation equipment. We offer a large range and can certainly help you narrow down the choices for your chosen adventures and activities.

    Proofings, Aftercare  and Repair

    Proofings, Aftercare and Repair

    Tents, Waterproof Clothing and Boots can all be a major purchase. They can stay waterproof for a very long time with a little maintenance.

    Skin Care, Sun Protection and Blister Treatment

    Skin Care, Sun Protection and Blister Treatment

    We stock specialist high altitude sun cream to keep you protected as well as tried and tested kits to dress and protect blisters.

    Travel Accessories

    Travel Accessories

    Heading away on an adventure? Then check out our collection of really useful stuff you never knew you needed. From pouches to security to adapters we have a wide range of essentials to help make your trip safe and fun. We can even sell you a solar pack to generate your own electricity!

    Trekking Poles

    Trekking Poles

    Walking and Trekking Poles for all your mountain activities. Whether you are wandering gentle footpaths or hauling loads to a high base camp, walking and trekking poles make a notable difference to your performance and safety.

    Water Treatment and Filters

    Water Treatment and Filters

    Clean water is critical if you are drinking from natural watercourses and we have all sorts of purification in stock to keep you safe.