Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, Kensington

Nestled in the heart of stylish Kensington High Street, our store specialises in climbing, trekking, mountaineering and backcountry skiing (September – April). The store offers a comprehensive range of brands including Arc’teryx, The North Face & Salomon and you’ll find the team enthusiastic friendly and knowledgeable.

  • Giacomo Puelles - Store Manager

    Travelling Expert


    Born in Peru, Giacomo has been living in the UK since 2009 and is a Trek and Travel expert. He's been on many hiking and mountaineering trips across the South American Andes, visiting Lima, Uruguay and his home country of Peru, and he recently spent 2 weeks traveling deep into the Amazon rain forest by boat.

    Giacomo also lived in North America for 8 years and spent a lot of this time on road trips visiting all corners of the country, and searching out good rock climbing spots.

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Lake Titicaca. “One of the highest lakes in the world and breathtakingly beautiful.”

  • Racquel Jiminez

    Trekking Expert


    Racquel grew up in Spanish Basque country, and was lucky enough to live close to the mountains in Northern Spain. In this part of the world the peaks are an important part of everyday life, and she would often go with her father on weekend walks and treks through the hills, often with other family members and friends. These trips would sometimes include camping, and some of her favourite childhood memories feature the scenery and cliffs that surround the Pyrenees Mountains.

    As Racquel grew up, she started hiking more with friends, particularly when she was at University, when groups of students would follow the walking routes around the 'Camino de Santiago'. Having spent the last 2 years in the UK, Racquel has now got several Ellis Brigham training days under her belt, so she is becoming more familiar with British countryside and hills, and more importantly she knows a lot about all of the latest trekking equipment and clothing.

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Jaizkibel mountain range. "This is an area I know really well, having grown up here, and the variety of routes is huge. I'm biased, but I think this region is also one of the most beautiful parts of the world."