The independent store, which has been a focal point for outdoor enthusiasts for 50 years, has firmly established itself with a reputation for serving outstanding advice and product selection for those looking for the best in high performance clothing and gear. The store, which attracts the likes of Sir Chris Bonnington and Alan Hinkes OBE, also has a huge following by those participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, ski and snowboard fanatics, families and those looking for general advice and kit for outdoor adventures.

Defying high street trends and resisting the challenges propelled by large multiples, LD Mountain Centre has gone from strength to strength. With a prestigious accolade of being one of the largest and most experienced ski and snowboard product centres in the country, the store now has further plans to develop this area of the business.

Roddy Mackay, Managing Director of LD Mountain Centre said: “Quite simply, we attribute the success of LD Mountain Centre to our staff. It’s their expertise, level of knowledge and passion for the outdoors which sets us apart from the multiple retailers. Everybody in our team, whether they prefer to be on skis, board, bike or at the end of a rope, specialises in a particular discipline and seem to have this really special flair for conveying advice and knowledge on clothing and equipment to families, children, DofE participants, extreme adventurers and even those planning to summit Everest, in an appropriate way.

“The culture within our business stems from our exceptionally strong heritage, which started when our founders; the mountaineers Peter Lockey and Gordon Davison, set out to manufacture their own rucksacks. Their intention was to overcome their frustration with what they saw as a lack of decent outdoor gear and subsequently they founded the household name; Berghaus.

“From the beginning, the passion of these mountaineers and their infectious energy and commitment to share knowledge with outdoor enthusiasts has driven the business and still lies at the heart of LD Mountain Centre today.”