Cambridge

Here are some of the key services provided by the outdoor experts in our Cambridge shop:

  • Travel equipment & advice
  • Skis & ski boot fitting
  • Ski binding mounting
  • Snowboard & snowboard boot fitting
  • Walking boot fitting
  • Rucksack fitting
  • Running shoe fitting
  • Camping equipment & advice
  • Mountaineering equipment & advice
  • Phil Crowhurst - Store Manager

    Skiing & Running Expert

    Store: CAMBRIDGE

    Phil's first skiing experience came at the age of 19, when he went to Glen Coe in Scotland to do a 3 month BASI instructor training course. During the next three years spent at Chester Univeristy doing a Sports Science degree, he managed to get out to the Swiss Alps a couple of times and rapidly fell in love with the sport.

    As soon as university was over Phil lined up a season in Meribel, which was unfortunately cut short by an injury picked up skiing off piste (you can ask him what happened if you see him in store – too gruesome for the website!) These days Phil still manages to get out on the mountain for 2-3 weeks per year.

    Whilst at Chester University Phil also got into running, to help keep fitness levels up and secure a place in the Uni hockey team. This also became a bit of an obsession and he's now got several full marathons and a Highland Ultra marathon under his belt. He tries to run every day, and if training for an ultra can rack up over 100 miles per week. So if you're looking for ski gear, or running kit, or both, come in and talk to Phil.

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Jungfrau, Switzerland. For skiing, my favourite resort is Jungfrau region in Switzerland. Apart from the fact that I Know the resort very well, it’s great if you like fast downhill skiing, with a huge variety of terrain. The powder is particularly good. If I manage to get away for a run, I like the Brecon Beacons. The scenery is beautiful and there’s a huge scope for differing terrain.

  • Ryan Jackson

    Skiing & Travel Expert

    Store: CAMBRIDGE

    Ryan started skiing at the age of four, when his parents took him to Westendorf, Austria.

    Since that first time, Ryan has become addicted, getting out on the slopes at least once a year. Ryan realised getting the right equipment would be vital, and has since been striving to give everything a go, from testing skis and boots to trying out goggles and gloves.

    Following the completion of his degree in sports and exercise management, Ryan spent a year travelling, including backpacking up Australia's east coast, camping from New Orleans to New York, finishing with a season in the Portes du Soleil region.

    Favourite resort:
    La Grand Bornand, France. "I love it because it's a very quiet resort off the beaten tracks. It also has some amazing freeride areas when the snow is good."
  • Malcolm Miller

    Trekking & Camping Expert

    Store: CAMBRIDGE

    Malcolm has been trekking in the UK for many years, spending a lot of time with youth club camps in the Lake District. In 2000 he went to America during which he trekked in the White mountains of Vermont. Malcolm also love to get out on his mountain bike.

    Spending most of his time in the Lake District, but equally at home all around the UK, Malcolm has managed to complete the 3 Peaks Challenge 5 times!

    During this time Malcom has used a lot of different products gaining knowledge on what works best.

    Having experienced bad health problems, but not wanting to be slowed down, Malcolm found that the equipment we have, has aided him to carry on with activities as he did before he was ill which he's found that communicating this to customers reassures them with the choice they have made.

    Favourite resort:

    I have two favourite destinations, the Lake District and Fort William both have amazing are-as for my two favourite activities, trekking and mountain biking. One of my aims for this season is to get out and spend as much time as I can doing my favourite activities. I also plan to extend my knowledge in snowboarding as I recently had my very first lesson which was an awesome experience."