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Wainwright Notebook

Unique notes by Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright have been secured by The Wainwright Society and a group of private sponsors following an auction in Carlisle. The papers, together with annotated Ordnance Survey maps, will be housed at the Cumbria Archive Centre in Kendal, … [more]

Everywhere jacket unveiled

Dan Smith’s project to create a new jacket based on that worn by George Mallory was unveiled last night.  He has fashioned a very wearable and functional piece which is currently on display at the REVEAL Graduate Show at Northumbria … [more]

Kenton Cool fulfils pledge

On the 25th May Kenton Cool was able to fulfil the historic pledge made between Great Britain and Baron de Coubertin and took the Olympic gold medal of Arthur Wakefield to the summit of Everest. Footage of the expedition which sees Kenton make his … [more]

Tonight – Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture

Tonight, Alan Hinkes, the first Briton to summit all fourteen 8000m peaks will deliver a lecture about the last climb to complete the set “Kangchenjunga Finale and the 8000m Peaks”.  The lecture is the fourth sponsored by the Himalayan Trust UK and will … [more]

Bonington carries Olympic Torch up Snowdon

MHT’s founding Chair and current trustee, Sir Chris Bonington joined the Olympic torch relay by taking it to the top of  Mount Snowdon earlier today, at 1085 metres above sea level it is Wales’ highest summit.  Images and further information on … [more]

Keswick Museum book fair & display

MHT will be putting a small selection of items from its collections on display at Keswick Museum this Saturday to complement the Keswick Mountain Festival.  The Museum will also be hosting a book fair and MHT will have its own stall … [more]

Mick Burke Collection

The latest collection to be added to those already held by MHT is that of Mick Burke, noted alpinist and film cameraman who sadly disappeared in a storm on Mount Everest in 1975.  The collection comprises slides (and an index … [more]

Peck Climbing Equipment goes on display

Thanks to a recent donation from Derek Gamble Managing Director of Peck Climbing Equipment, a variety of items including crackers, chocks, peg-pitons, bandoliers and the noted MacInnes Terrordactyl is currently on display at Charlotte Mason Library, University of Cumbria, Ambleside.  … [more]

Echoes from the Crags

MHT have just added another interview to its oral history project – Echoes from the Crag with Leo Dickinson, an adventure film maker who filmed the solo ascent of Eric Jones on the North Face of the Eiger as well as … [more]

New exhibition space

MHT are thrilled to announce the forthcoming availability of a new exhibition space for displaying items from our mountain heritage collections within Keswick Museum.  Following confirmation from the Heritage Lottery Fund of their support of the Enhancement Project for Keswick Museum, … [more]