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Sir Chris Bonington : My Climbing Life

A huge audience joined Sir Chris Bonington, friends and family to celebrate his eightieth year by sharing stories and anecdotes of his outstanding climbing career and personal life. The evening commenced with an introduction by former MHT Chair, Julie Summers and a … [more]

Chris Bonington : My Climbing Life – RGS, London 11th Feb at 7pm

Join us for an audience with pre-eminent mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington and specially invited guests to celebrate his wonderful climbing life. He will be in conversation with former MHT Chair, Julie Summers, discussing his life and career amongst the mountains.  Spanning more than sixty years, Chris’s outstanding … [more]

Everest’s Wildest Dream

We are delighted to announce Rebecca Stephens and Leo Houlding as our guest speakers at the forthcoming fundraising event on Wednesday  8th October at the Law Society, London. Guests will be welcomed with a champagne reception, followed by a lecture exploring the … [more]

Mick Burke Slide Collection Digitised

Following a most generous donation from John and Beth Bevan and Sara Burke, the slide collection compiled by Mick Burke has been digitised.  The contents cover a wide range of expeditions to South America and the Himalaya.  Sadly some images … [more]

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]