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.

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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.

As part of a Heritage Lottery funded project to conserve, catalogue and interpret the archive of British mountaineer and author Joe Tasker, the Mountain Heritage Trust are seeking two volunteers to assist with catalogue enhancement and the development of an online exhibition about Joe’s life and career.

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 title above to be taken through to the Keswick Museum website.