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Horace ‘Rusty’ Westmorland talk

Frank Grant will be giving an illustrated talk about Lakeland’s last climbing pioneer: Lieutenant-Colonel Horace ‘Rusty’ Westmorland on Friday 28th June at 6.30 – 10pm, Victory Hall, Dalston. Tickets are £3 on door and includes a free raffle draw entry, Contact Frank … [more]

Brave, Bold, Beautiful & Barmy

Following hot on the heels of the successful lectures given by Rick Allen and Andy Houseman, MHT are pleased to announce the next in the series on Thursday 13th June at our intimate venue Longlands Barn, Uldale where Jim Fotheringham, Jim Lowther … [more]

‘Live’ posts from 1953 Everest Expedition

MHT is delighted to announce that Susan Band, wife of the late George Band has generously agreed to allow MHT to post excerpt’s from George’s diary to mark the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. Follow our … [more]

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]