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Ed Douglas reports on Melchior Anderegg, King of the Guides

Ed Douglas has travelled to the Swiss Alps to celebrate the centenary of Melchior Anderegg’s death. Dubbed ‘The King of the Guides’, Melchior achieved many first Alpine ascents, often escorting British climbers, aristocrats who had begun to travel for adventure. … [more]

MHT Patron Sir Chris Bonington turns 80

We would like to wish our fantastic Patron Sir Chris Bonington many happy returns as he turns 80 on the 6th of August 2014. Sir Chris was the Founder Chair of MHT from 2000-5 and has been hugely supportive of … [more]

Everest Lecture in support of MHT at Longlands, 24th September

This September, Mountain Heritage Trust Chair Julie Summers will give an illustrated lecture on the infamous and romantic figure of Everest mountaineer Andrew Irvine in support of MHT. This is the third instalment of the very popular annual Longlands event … [more]

A Lakeland Revival

We are very pleased to be supporting a fantastic initiative from outdoor brand Arc’teryx to revive 50 Lakeland trad routes that are becoming overgrown. Arc’teryx Lakeland Revival Climbing heritage owes much to the Lake District as it was here that … [more]

Mountain Heritage Trust goes On The Edge!

On the 25th-27th of July, MHT will take part in Kendal Mountain Festival’s inaugural foray into summer fun! ‘On The Edge’ is a unique event in partnership with the National Trust, and the weekend-long programme explores the theme of technology … [more]

MHT Residency at the Keswick Museum now open

Add something a little different to your Lake District ticklist this year and drop into the newly opened Keswick Museum to visit the first annual exhibition of our new residency. This curation of MHT archival material offers an intriguing look … [more]

Raven’s Pit

On Friday the 25th of July, The National Trust and Mountain Heritage Trust invite you to Raven’s Pit, a night of fire, ale and tall tales of climbing heritage at the Sticklebarn, Langdale. Stoking the fire will be the infamous … [more]

WWII ice axe auctioned for MHT

On Friday 6th June MHT Chair Julie Summers, Vice Chair Doug Scott and Patron Sir Chris Bonington gave an excellent Everest themed lecture with Leo Holding; hosted by Sir Melvyn Bragg at Hutton-in-the-Forest, Cumbria to help raise funds for The Northern … [more]

Adventures Exhibition

Mountain Heritage representatives including Chair Julie Summers, Trustee Anna Van Oordt, Collections Manager Maxine Willett, and Assistant Claire Carter were delighted to attend the opening of the Adventures exhibition at Rheged Discovery Centre featuring work of several of our patrons … [more]

Keswick Museum and Mountain Heritage Trust exhibition opening.

The Keswick Museum will reopen to the public on Saturday 24 May, when the Mountain Heritage Trust (MHT) will launch its first exhibition in its new residency at the museum. The first exhibition offers an intriguing look at the effect … [more]