About us

Alpinetrek, your online store for climbing and mountain sports

It all started in 2006 with the two founder's passion for climbing and a great idea. Martin & Swantje were so frustrated that they couldn't get all the climbing kit they needed from one store they created Bergfreunde.de, the German online retailer for climbing and mountain sports gear. It quickly took off starting with one employee and a dog in an empty textile factory in Southern Germany. The company benefitted from the fact that it was nestled between the expansive German Black Forest and the Alpine playgrounds of Bavaria, Switzerland and Austria and it quickly built a strong reputation based on the expertise of the growing number of local climbers and mountaineers who joined the team. Our nomination for the German Founder’s Prize in 2009 and numerous other awards have been a great recognition of our work!

The growth of the company has continued steadily without compromising the original vision. Over the past couple of years the company has shipped over 1,000,000 orders across Europe and today there are over 150 outdoor enthusiasts working tirelessly to ensure that climbers and outdoor fans have the best possible shopping experience and the right selection of quality kit that the outdoor community demands.

Alpinetrek

We want all our customers to have the best possible experience shopping with us. Feedback from our UK customers suggested that Alpinetrek better communicates to them our commitment to being a premium outdoor speciality retailer selling high quality climbing and mountaineering gear who really stands for advocacy, competence and perfect service.

The shop continues to operate from Germany and it shares the same extensive range of climbing and mountain sports products as the German shop. Of course this means that it also benefits from being managed by the same tried and tested German systems that have driven the first class service, great prices and efficient shipping over the years. After all it is this knowledge and experience, developed from our work in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, that makes our company so effective.

Good reasons to buy from Alpinetrek.co.uk:

  • High quality outdoor gear
  • 120,000 products in stock
  • Shop from over 500 of the best outdoor brands
  • Standard delivery within 3-5 working days is free for orders above £50
  • 30 days returns policy
  • 2-year warranty

If we don’t have a product you want: please let us know via our contact form.

100% Mountain Sports

In addition to the big names in outdoor products we also stock smaller scene labels and some word-of-mouth recommendations as well. There is really only one thing we really want: To be able to offer our customers the very best gear for mountain sports. As a specialist retailer, we offer more than 100 different climbing harnesses, specialist gear for the tightest cracks, ice equipment, and over 200 different carabiner types in the category ‘Climbing’ alone. Aside from that, outdoor fans can of course also choose from a huge selection of clothing, tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, and other accessories for mountain trips. Plus we are expanding our selection all the time!

3 Floors of 100% mountain sports! We're still based in the same textile factory in South Germany.
3 Floors of 100% mountain sports! We're still based in the same textile factory in South Germany.

We currently have over 120,000 items in stock; on peak days, we process over 4,500 orders.
We currently have over 120,000 items in stock; on peak days, we process over 4,500 orders.

100% customer focus

Anything for our customers: On peak days, we process over 4,500 orders. More than 750,000 outdoor enthusiasts from all over Europe have found the gear for their next outdoor adventure right here. Everything we do is aimed at fairness — amongst ourselves, with our partners, and of course our customers. We stand for top competence — on and off the mountain. We offer excellent advice, the best possible service and the fastest possible deliveries, which is why we can read new positive customer reviews on Trusted Shops every single day!

We are here for you! Our customer service team offers advice — logistics ensure fast deliveries
We are here for you! Our customer service team offers advice — logistics ensure fast deliveries

100% Mountain Friends

We love all our products: Our team consists of seasoned outdoor and climbing enthusiasts with every possible mountain sports discipline represented among our employees — from ice climbers to ultra-light trekkers. We test and use the equipment from our portfolio ourselves, and we are the most difficult to please when it comes to quality. Our Pro Team consists of top athletes in all mountain sports disciplines and we test and review the equipment we offer on a regular basis. Our UK blog is coming soon!

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