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.

New Accessions


The above right hand photo shows nuts, a form of rock climbing protection used in trad climbing from the 1960s and 70s. The Troll and Parba nuts were made in the mid 1960s and were used in the Peak District, North Wales and the Lake District by owner Brian Hodgkinson.

The left photo shows Brian climbing in 1965  wearing a leather Troll Mark 2 waist belt and his rack of nuts. The climb is Dovestones Quarry Girdle, then a hard VS now graded E1 5b.

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.websiteCurrently 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 for twelve months.

Also at Keswick Museum is an exhibition for all those who love the Lakeland Fells. Wainwright: A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells is a fun and informative exhibition with hands-on exhibits for all. Click on the image above to be taken through to the Keswick Museum website.