Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, 130 Deansgate

Our Deansgate shop has a great range of all products, particularly footwear and clothing. It’s also home to one of our indoor ice walls, where you can book beginner lessons or try out the latest climbing gear. The store is an inov-8 specialist centre, and The North Face Summit Series specialist.

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

  • Travel equipment & advice
  • Skis & ski boot fitting
  • Ski binding mounting
  • Walking boot fitting
  • Rucksack fitting
  • Climbing equipment & advice
  • Running shoe fitting
  • Camping equipment & advice
  • Mountaineering equipment & advice
  • Rob Evans - Store Manager

    Skiing Expert


    Rob has been with Ellis Brigham for over 16 years now, and he’s one of our resident ski gurus. Rob’s first ski season was in Copper Mountain in the States, and during the trip he qualified as a ski instructor.

    Since then he has taught skiing in Italy, Switzerland and Austria, as well as being present on over 10 Ellis Brigham ski tests. He loves ski mountaineering so if you’re planning a trip that might take you into the backcountry, make sure you chat to Rob first about the right safety equipment.

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Chamonix & Verbier. “One word: Backcountry.”

  • Nathan Humphries

    Mountaineering Expert


    Nathan is Deansgate's UK mountaineering professional. A fully qualified Mountain Leader, 3 Peaks Challenge guide, single pitch and Vertical Chill Ice Wall instructor, there aren't many that can surpass his knowledge of the skills and equipment needed to tackle winter conditions on British mountains.

    Nathan began his love of the hills at infancy and by 6 years old had already conquered Ben Nevis. "Summiting Ben Nevis at such an young age is something I will never forget", says Nathan, though he has since gone on two completing the 3 Peaks Challenge twice in one week!

    He is planning to go deep water soloing in Thailand, before spending as much of the coming winter in Scottish Highlands as he can.

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Snowdonia, North Wales. "I love it for its changable weather forecast and it's ease of accessibility from Manchester!"