Berghaus has helped bring outdoor wear to the UK market. Upon its founding in 1966 outdoor wear was hard to find and certainly not the high street phenomenon it is now. Originally opening in Newcastle the LD Mountain Centre was an instant hit. Mountaineers Peter Lockey and Gordon Davison opened their store after the frustration they felt at the dearth of outdoor gear in Britain. Berghaus now has over 450 stores and also delivers internationally, their international delivery service is free of charge.