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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]

A Short History of Changabang

British ascents of Changabang After the 1950s and 1960s when all the 8000m peaks had been summitted, the focus turned to harder routes up these mountains. Some aimed for the South West Face of Everest and Annapurna South Face. For … [more]

Savage Arena pop up exhibition

Mountain Heritage Trust have created a pop up exhibition that could travel to a venue near you! Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker is currently on show in pop up format at Eden Rock Climbing Centre in Carlisle, Cumbria. … [more]

Historic mountaineering jacket

The Joe Tasker Collection includes the jacket worn by Joe on the expedition to Mount Kongur, China, in 1981. This expedition, led by Sir Chris Bonington, was the first to make a successful ascent of the 7,649 m (25, 095 … [more]

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Mountain Heritage Trust on the move!

The Mountain Heritage Trust Trustees, Patrons and Staff are delighted to announce that we will be moving to a new base at the Blencathra Centre in early 2017. This new home will be a fitting base to work alongside the … [more]