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

We have recently acquired some new items for our collection. The photograph above shows 40 years of ice tool design evolution.
We would like to thank Ian Mackley and Jonathon Rose for donating these ice axes to our collection.

Below describes the items in the photograph from left to right:

‘Zero’ Ice Hammer 1970s
‘Terrordactyl’ Ice Hammer Early 1970s
‘Rupal’ Ice Hammer c.1980
‘Curver’ Ice Axe Late 1970s
‘Vertige’ Ice Hammer Possibly c.1990

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery 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.

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.

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.