Mad About Mountains is the epitome of a business that started 30 years ago and we think that Mad About Mountains is by far the best description of who we are.

We literally are Mad About Mountains.  They make us feel awesome.  We love being in them, on top of them, riding down them, running over them and…buying kit for them!

We’d kind of be a bit weird if we weren’t a bit mad about outdoor kit as we do work in an outdoor shop!

Madness aside…your kit is important, when you’re out in the elements you don’t want to worry if you have the right jacket or have that niggling feeling that your boots weren’t quite the best fit. 

The best kit you have is the kit you don’t think about!

We like to match people to kit.  There is no one size fits all and its important to remember that.  You have to find the best kit for you and then you will be at your best in the mountains.

How can we help?  Use us!  Use us for our kit experience.  We’re around kit all day every day and it counts.  We’re always talking to reps, getting training from brands, deciding what to stock for the next season, helping customers with decisions and most importantly wearing kit and using it ourselves.

We always try and stock a wide range to cover whatever you may need. 

And…whatever we have in the shop we do online as well.  If you have a query then FB message, call or e-mail us.

We’d like to hear from you!   Keep adventuring 😊

The Mad About Team

18-20 Market StreetKirkby Stephen Cumbria CA17 4QS

Latest News & Updates at Mad About Mountains

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Mad about Mountains | 14/10/2019 14:46:38

Our 5 Day Excursion covering Barra, Uist, Harris and Skye by Heidi Dent Sunday 1st September, DAY 3 Across Harris to Skye Despite the elaborate supper the night before I woke up hungry. If I was hungry…Tom was going to be a Starvin Marvin. We went to bed last night aware of the problem that there would be.... More

Rab Forge Base Layer Review

Mad about Mountains | 07/10/2019 16:46:00

Last week I caught a chill cycling in to work, so working in an outdoor shop it was too tempting not to grab a new base layer. I’d had my eye on the Rab Forge LS Tee; a merino/polyester blend, lightweight base layer. The tops are true to size, with a slim fit. For me the length of the body.... More

Dog Blog

Mad about Mountains | 30/09/2019 14:03:25

A Training Weekend with LDMRSDA by Kaiya Swift (The Labrador) What’s that? The alarm is going off, but I’m not hungry? It must be a mistake…hang on…he’s getting up? Breakfast! Nom nom Hmmm…early morning drive can only mean one thing….TRAINING WEEKEND! I wonder where it is…I wonder who the ‘dogs bodies’ will be? I do hope one.... More

Cycling the Outer Hebrides DAY 2

Mad about Mountains | 29/09/2019 13:54:44

Our 5 Day Excursion covering Barra, Uist, Harris and Skye by Heidi Dent Saturday 31st, August, DAY 2 Barra to Harris After a good night’s sleep and a continental breakfast (help yourselves to anything out of the cupboards styley) we set off @ 8:30am with plenty of time to catch the 9:20am ferry from the north of Barra.... More

Planning a Cycle Trip across the Outer Hebrides? DAY 1

Mad about Mountains | 23/09/2019 12:17:51

Our 5 Day Excursion covering Barra, Uist, Harris and Skye by Heidi Dent I am going to break down the trip day by day. Each day will be a new blog entry. My intent is to try and keep it entertaining but informative in case you too are planning something similar yourself. So I’ll start from the very beginning….... More

Salewa Ortles Jacket Review

Mad about Mountains | 18/09/2019 14:10:00

Product= Salewa Ortles Celliant Wool Jacket Location= Strathpeffer, Highland, Scotland Event= The Strathpuffer- A 24hr mountain biking challenge When I first set my eyes on this jacket it was love at first sight. The vibrant red really stands out. Salewa do a great job of.... More

Mad About Mountains

Mad about Mountains | 18/09/2019 12:35:23

About Us Mad About Mountains is the epitome of business that started 30 years ago and we think that Mad About Mountains is by far the best description of who we are. We literally are Mad About Mountains.  They make us feel awesome.  We love being in them, on top of them, riding down them, running over.... More

Scarpa Mojito Trail GTX Review

Mad about Mountains | 17/09/2019 13:39:05

I had been seeking a pair of approach shoes so when the 'Ice Fall' (blue) Scarpa Mojito Trail's skipped into store our eyes met and it was love at first site. OK…so I liked what I saw, first box ticked ✅ but I couldn't be that shallow, our real connection was yet to be made and that rested firstly in.... More

Muckle Toon Adventure Festival

Mad about Mountains | 15/06/2019 14:19:00

Bursting through the door on Wednesday night after cycling home from work, I tell Tom I would like to do an event this weekend, cue T (chief researcher) onto his phone scrolling the WWW. Saturday was our coinciding day off, so we had the day now what event? He came across a rather fun sounding festival called.... More

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