Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, Fort William

Fort. William shop

Our Fort William store stocks equipment and clothing for skiers and snowboarders (September to April), climbers, campers, explorers, mountaineers and the adventurous. The store is located in the centre of Fort William, so the incredible scenery and real snow slopes of the Nevis Range and Glencoe are right on the doorstep. The shop staff know the local mountains very well, so if you’re planning a walking or climbing trip to the area make sure you drop in to talk about the right equipment to take, for the time of year.

Here are some of the key services provided by the experts in our Fort William shop:

  • Travel equipment & advice
  • Skis & ski boot fitting
  • Ski binding mounting
  • Ski & snowboard servicing
  • Ski & snowboard mounting
  • Snowboard & snowboard boot fitting
  • Walking boot fitting
  • Rucksack fitting
  • Climbing equipment & advice
  • Camping equipment & advice
  • Mountaineering equipment & advice

They also provide a Mountain Equipment Rental service of Winter Boots, Crampons and Ice axes. Details below.




Deposit: We require a Credit Card imprint as security against all equipment rented.
Equipment is insured against accidental damage but not for loss.
All rental items are available only at the discretion of our experienced staff.
No refunds can be issued due to weather conditions, lift closures or change of mind once equipment has been booked and fitted.
Feelfree to call us for up-to-date information on weather and hill conditions.


1 Day
2 Days
3 Days
4 Days
5 Days
Winter Boots
£10.00
£20.00
£27.00
£34.00
£38.00
Walking Axe
£7.00
£14.00
£18.00
£22.00
£25.00
Walking Crampons
£8.00
£16.00
£21.00
£26.00
£30.00
Technical Crampons
£10.00
£20.00
£27.00
£32.00
£36.00
Technical Tools (Pairs)
£20.00
£40.00
£54.00
£64.00
£75.00
  • Simon Pitman

    Skiing Expert

    Store: FORT WILLIAM

    Simon's first experience of skiing was at the age of 10 when he went to Lapland with his family. He was hooked on the sport immediately. Throughout his school years he went on many ski trips and mountaineering trips, including the Welsh 3000's challenge and summiting 4000m peaks in both France and Switzerland.

    As soon as he left school, Simon started working in outdoor retail as a quick way of gaining some money for his next ski trip. From there, he realised that he enjoyed the outdoor retail world and the people he met along the way. Since then he has been striving to increase his knowledge of equipment both off and on the mountain.

    In 2013, Simon had the opportunity to spend a month in Montana, he trained with local experts, skiing off piste. This has enabled him to combine his passions of both skiing and mountaineering with touring.

    These days Simon aims to get 2 weeks a year skiing, and whatever time he can find in the summer to go mountaineering and wild camping in Britain and the Alps.

    Favourite resort:
    Big Sky, Montana. "It's the largest resort in the US but very quiet and very friendly. The south face's chutes, bowls, and forests have some of the best lines. And it's the only place I've seen 30 inches of snow fall overnight!"