News

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]

The Value of Heritage?

An ice axe, formerly belonging to George Mallory, was auctioned at Christie’s today and sold for an impressive £108,000; £132,100 including commission.  This was far beyond reserve of £8,000. The Viennese axe, manufactured by I. Horeschowsky is understood to have … [more]

Towering Talent – The Joe Tasker Archive Collection

The Mountain Heritage Trust is delighted to announce the news that it has successfully achieved a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Grant of £40,400 to preserve and make accessible the papers and writings of one of mountaineering’s most iconic figures – … [more]

High in the Wide Lands – Report

On a grim Saturday night in January, a crowd of unwitting climbers and friends bravely forwent the pub and turned out for ‘High in the Wide Lands’, the first in a series of events exploring landscape in art and words, … [more]

High Above Wide Lands

An evening of art and words inspired by landscape at Lyons’ Den, Hagglers Corner Sheffield on Saturday 18th January. There will be Readings from Niall Grimes, Claire-Jane Carter, Mark Doyle, Helen Mort and Heather Dawe. Artwork on display by Tessa Lyons, Jill Ray, Heather Dawe, Al Williams, Alex Ekins, Mandy Payne and Dan Arkle. Music … [more]

MHT Assistant Required

The Trustees of the Mountain Heritage Trust (MHT) are seeking a part-time freelance assistant to work with the Archivist and Chair and take over responsibility for some of the administrative tasks.  We are looking for someone who is competent with … [more]

John Innerdale MBE

The Trustees of Mountain Heritage Trust are delighted and proud to celebrate their former Chairman and current Patron, John Innerdale, who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours. John was a founder trustee of Mountain Heritage, its vice chairman … [more]

Office Closure

Please be advised that the MHT Office will be closing at 12.30 on Monday 23rd December and will reopen Thursday 2nd January.  Wishing you all a wonderful Festive Season and thanking you for your support in 2013.

Can you help?

MHT are looking for donations of mountaineering books and mountaineering artefacts such as wooden handled ice axes to display and help raise funds for the trust. Please contact Jeff Ford (Trustee) if you have any items you wish to donate to … [more]

First in the Himalaya RGS London 20th November 2013

Kurt Diemberger, the legendary Austrian climber now in his eighth decade, headlines an exceptional line up of Himalayan pioneers at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London on Wednesday 20th November telling of  triumphs and tragedies in their quests to … [more]