Cutting the rope

It seems the over dramatisation of climbing events struck a chord with the 1953 Everest expedition deputy leader, Sir Charles Evans.  In his “Eye on Everest” sketchbook, published in 1955, Evans features a sketch of the film director, shooting footage in and around Helyg, … [more]

MHT at opening of Carlisle Archives Centre

MHT were involved in the celebrations to open the new Carlisle Archives Centre earlier today. Sir Chris Bonington, MHT trustee, officially opened the centre which benefitted from a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Children from Petteril Bank School … [more]

White Spider

Did you successfully bid for a signed copy of The White Spider at the Eiger auction held at the RGS on 1st December? Please get in touch with MHT to arrange delivery. Thank you!

Newsletter December 2011

Fancy a quick catch up of MHT’s recent activities?  Read about our fundraising Eiger event with Chris Bonington and Ueli Steck, get an overview of the “Show Us Your Nuts” roadshow at KMF and remember the wonderful George Band OBE. Here’s the … [more]

Wainwright Collection

MHT wish to extend their congratulations to the Cumbria Archives Service for securing an HLF grant to fund the purchase and future preservation of the papers of Alfred Wainwright.  MHT will be working with CAS and other partners including Kendal … [more]

Julian Cooper Exhibition

Currently showing until Christmas are four paintings by Alpine Club member Julian Cooper that have not been seen before in the UK. They are part of a joint show called ‘Fire and Ice’ at Michael Richardson’s Art Space Gallery. Only … [more]

Christmas Cards For Sale

Mountain Heritage Trust are pleased to offer for sale a christmas card featuring a wonderful image of the Eiger.  The image was taken by Sir Chris Bonington and he has generously donated its use for these cards.  They are priced … [more]

Eiger Lecture – BUY TICKETS!

MHT is hosting a fundraising lecture given by Sir Chris Bonington and Ueli Steck about their exploits entitled “Triumph and Tragedy on the Eiger”at the RGS on Thursday 1st December at 7pm.  Sir Chris will talk about his first ascent … [more]

Mallory Replicas Compared

It was a real pleasure to meet with Geordie Stewart yesterday, the youngest Brit to climb the Seven Summits. MHT were assisting in filming a segment for an upcoming film which compares the clothing worn by Geordie to that worn by George … [more]

Show us your Nuts!

MHT will be hosting their first ever ‘antiques roadshow’ style event at next week’s Kendal Mountain Festival. There will be two sessions held over the weekend, between 12-2pm on Saturday and Sunday in the Play Group Room at The Brewery … [more]