Author Archives: Kelda Roe

A Life of Literature: Eight books by Sir Chris Bonington

It is not enough to simply climb. Bringing back one’s tales from the mountains has been a core aspect of mountaineering since the early days of scientific and geographic exploration. As mountaineering became an activity in its own right, so … [more]

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Major new exhibition on Chris Bonington to open 19th May

Mountain Heritage Trust is delighted to announce its latest exhibition on world renowned mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington will open at Keswick Museum on the 19th May 2018. Our exhibition closely follows Chris’ journey that rose from the unassuming beginnings on … [more]

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Collections Manager Job Vacancy

Are you an experienced archivist, museums or heritage professional with an interest in the outdoors? Are you keen to work in a mountainous location in the Lake District with office views like this?: If so, read on! The Mountain Heritage … [more]

RGS-IBG mountain lecture series at Blencathra Field Centre

Mountain Heritage Trust is delighted to announce a series of fund raising lectures organised by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) at the Blencathra Field Centre, Threlkeld. Starting in April and running across the summer, Mary-Ann Ochota, Nigel Vardy and … [more]

The Evolution of the Ice Axe: 1930 – 1980

Over the past months we have been tracing the development of some of the most iconic ice axes since the 1930s. We’ve seen wood change to metal alloy, long alpenstocks change to short climbing tools, and straight shafts and picks … [more]

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Scouts help raise over £500 for Mountain Heritage Trust

A packed Bradley Wood Scout Camp listened to Mountain Heritage Trust ambassador and mountaineer Nigel Vardy recount his exploits across the globe back in November 2017. Over 100 people from the Scouts and other local outdoor groups listened to the … [more]

MHT seeks Trustee with Office Management & Human Resource experience

The Mountain Heritage Trust (MHT), the heritage arm of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC), is a non-profit charity established in 2000 to record and preserve Britain’s rich heritage in the fields of climbing, mountaineering and mountain culture.  Second to none … [more]

Savage Arena moves to Preston Park Museum

The Mountain Heritage Trust is delighted to announce that its successful exhibition, Savage Arena, on mountaineer Joe Tasker will be displayed at Preston Park Museum, Stockton-on-Tees from the 27th March 2018 – 24th June 2018. Joe Tasker’s disappearance on Everest with … [more]

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Work Experience at the Mountain Heritage Trust

Each year the Mountain Heritage Trust takes on one or two work experience students for a short placement. In December 2017 Hepzibah Hill came to the Trust for two weeks. She describes her experiences here: I stopped an old man with … [more]

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Friends of Blencathra support mountain heritage

The Mountain Heritage Trust are extremely pleased to announce that a generous donation of £4,000 was made by the Friends of Blencathra last week. On Tuesday 5th December we welcomed Chairman Dave Wheeler and Trustee Mike Chambers to the Blencathra Field Studies … [more]