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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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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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Heritage Lottery Funding for Bonington Project Granted!

Absolutely fantastic news today, we have been granted £49,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support our 19 month project Man and Mountain: Chris Bonington, Cumbria and beyond. Find out more about the project in our press release below: Man … [more]

Who was Mabel Barker?

“There are moments when it is rather good fun to be a woman. Probably no lady in history was ever so sure of creating a mild sensation by the mere fact of being where she was.” Mabel Barker, Journal of … [more]

Trustees wanted!

We are seeking to strengthen the Mountain Heritage Trust’s Board with the appointment of additional Trustees. If you are interested in supporting mountain heritage and are able to offer around half a day per week, then please read on… The … [more]

New home for Mountain Heritage Trust

We are pleased to report that we are now open for researchers and small groups at our new premises! On Friday 24th March the Field Studies Council officially welcomed the Mountain Heritage Trust to a new base at the Blencathra Centre. … [more]