Author Archives: Kelda Roe

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]

Work for the Mountain Heritage Trust

As part of the Heritage Lottery funded project Man and Mountain, exploring Sir Chris Bonington’s mountaineering career and his influence on the experience of outdoor activities in Cumbria and the wider world, we have an exciting new job role at the Mountain Heritage … [more]

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British Women Climb exhibition opens today

We’re delighted to announce that our new exhibition opens to the public today – head down to Keswick Museum to see British Women Climb. This is the first exhibition to cover the history of British women’s climbing – from 19th … [more]

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MHT fundraising event with British mountaineer Nigel Vardy – 24th November

Nigel Vardy (otherwise known as “Mr Frostbite”) is a record-breaking mountaineer, speaker and author.  In 1999, he suffered severe frostbite climbing on Mt McKinley in Alaska. After 3 years recovering, Nigel has taken part in over 20 cross-world expeditions, set … [more]

British Women Climb exhibition and new MHT Trustees

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Women in Climbing at Keswick Museum

        The Mountain Heritage Trust are pleased to announce that their new British Women Climb exhibition will open at Keswick Museum on the 29th September 2017. From pioneering travellers, to bold adventurers and elite athletes; the exhibition focuses on … [more]

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Sir Chris Bonington and MP Rory Stewart pay a visit

Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border, and Sir Chris Bonington, mountaineer, recently visited the Blencathra Centre to view the Mountain Trust Heritage archive which relocated to the centre earlier this year. It was also an opportunity for both … [more]

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Work for the Mountain Heritage Trust

The Mountain Heritage Trust (MHT), the Alpine Club, and the Mount Everest Foundation (MEF) are seeking a part-time Administrator and Online Media Co-ordinator to be based in the MHT office at the Blencathra Centre, near Threlkeld, Keswick. The role will … [more]

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