News

George Lowe (1924-2013)

We are very sorry to learn of the death of George Lowe on 20th March. George was a valued and much respected member of the 1953 Mount Everest Expedition team and was on hand to open the display celebrating the 50th anniversary … [more]

Derek Walker

MHT are very saddened to hear of the death of Derek Walker and wish to pass our heartfelt condolences on to his wife and family. As former President and General Secretary of the BMC, Derek had an enormous amount of … [more]

Andy Houseman Lecture

 The next MHT fundraising lecture sees Andy Houseman giving an illustrated talk about his experiences on the South Face of Denali and the North Face of Chamlang.  The date of the event is 31st January and start time is 7pm … [more]

Christmas Closure

Please note the MHT Office will be closed for the festive season from noon on Monday 24th December, re-opening 9am on Wednesday 2nd January 2013. Thank you to everyone for your generous support during 2012 and looking forward to working together … [more]

Joe Tasker Archive

Coverage of the Joe Tasker Archive will feature in tonight’s edition of Inside Out on BBC1 at 7.30pm which traces Joe’s life and climbing career through interviews with his contemporaries and by studying his legacy of letters, photographs and artefacts.

Rick Allen Mazeno Ridge Lecture

Doug Scott introduces Rick Allen who, with Sandy Allan, made the first traverse of Nanga Parbat by the 6 mile Mazeno Ridge earlier this year. Twenty years ago Doug with Sergey Efimov and two Sherpa friends made the very first … [more]

First on Kangchenjunga

Climbing legend and newly appointed MHT Patron, Joe Brown, made a rare public appearance last night. He thrilled a packed theatre at the Royal Geographical Society in London giving what he claimed to be his first lecture on the subject … [more]

Show us your Nuts!

Show us your Nuts at Kendal Mountain Festival. Welcome to the MHT’s very own ‘Antiques Roadshow’. The idea is simple, you bring along any old bits of kit, archive material, memorabilia or photographs and we’ll offer advice on how to preserve, … [more]

Joe Brown is first Patron

MHT are thrilled to confirm that the legendary Joe Brown has become the first Patron of the Mountain Heritage Trust. We are extremely honoured to have his encouragement and support for the vital work we do.  Joe is lecturing at the ‘First … [more]

Commercial success to follow?

Plans are underway to develop Dan Smith’s exceedingly wearable and fully functional “Everywhere” Jacket for the commercial market. The design, which draws inspiration from the jacket George Mallory wore on the 1924 Mount Everest expedition, is being developed under the … [more]