Welcome to the Mountain Heritage Trust

The Mountain Heritage Trust seeks to identify and collect material which documents Britain’s vibrant climbing and mountaineering history. We hope you enjoy our site, which is continually evolving as we acquire new collections and expand our online exhibitions.
Latest Events:
A Brief Golden Light- A talk by John Porter
Location and Time: Longlands, Cumbria CA7 1HN on the 25th August at 7.30pm
Tickets cost £20 and can be purchased by contacting nicole@mountain-heritage.org
Longlands lecture 2016 John Porter flyer
Volunteer at MHT
The Mountain Heritage Trust is a registered charity forming the heritage arm of the British Mountaineering Council. The Trust’s key aims are to ensure that Britain’s unique and fascinating heritage, artefacts, history, traditions and records of the people connected with its mountainous areas are conserved, documented, made accessible and, most importantly, communicated to as wide an audience as possible.


Keswick Museum and Art Gallery 
Kangchenjunga: Five Treasures of the High Snow opened to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the first ascent of the world’s third highest mountain by George Band and Joe Brown.

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Kangchenjunga West side, courtesy of Doug Scott.

Currently on show at Keswick Museum are two new exhibitions definitely worth seeing. First we have the MHT exhibition – Kangchenjunga: Five Treasures of the High Snow which opened on 16th May 2015 and will be on display until September 2016.

Also at Keswick Museum is an exhibition for all those who love the Lake District.
This exhibition invites you to explore the many aspects of Keswick’s River Greta and consider how living with our rivers, across the country, is changing.
It includes:  the story of the river and its wildlife; children’s activities; family play sessions; audio visual including interviews with local people; webcam and films.

Click on the image above to be taken through to the Keswick Museum website.