Information about lectures, displays, exhibitions and outreach activities being organised by or in conjunction with MHT.

MHT remember Joe Tasker at Preston Park Museum

Friends, family and guests from the climbing world attended what was a very successful lecture from Chris Brown MBE, the tenth Britain to have scaled the Seven Summits – the highest peaks on each continent.  On the 12th May Preston Park … [more]

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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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]

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]

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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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]

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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Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker exhibition extended until September 2017

Ushaw College, Durham from the 25th June – 1st September 2016 Keswick Museum and Art Gallery from the 9th September 2016- September 2017

Savage Arena Exhibition Launch Photos

Photographs from our exhibition launch at Ushaw College in Durham, featuring best selling author and mountaineer John Porter who kindly spoke about Joe Tasker and his climbing life before the exhibition was officially opened by Father Barker, one of Joe’s … [more]