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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]

Show us your Nuts!

Show us your Nuts at Kendal Mountain Festival. Welcome to the MHT’s very own ‘Antiques Roadshow’. The idea is simple, you bring along any old bits of kit, archive material, memorabilia or photographs and we’ll offer advice on how to preserve, … [more]

Joe Brown is first Patron

MHT are thrilled to confirm that the legendary Joe Brown has become the first Patron of the Mountain Heritage Trust. We are extremely honoured to have his encouragement and support for the vital work we do.  Joe is lecturing at the ‘First … [more]

Commercial success to follow?

Plans are underway to develop Dan Smith’s exceedingly wearable and fully functional “Everywhere” Jacket for the commercial market. The design, which draws inspiration from the jacket George Mallory wore on the 1924 Mount Everest expedition, is being developed under the … [more]

Roger Payne (1956-2012)

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Roger Payne who was killed in the avalanche on Mont Maudit on 12th July will be held at Manchester Town Hall on Saturday 8th September. The event will start at 6.30pm and … [more]

New book on Peak District Climbing

Details of a forthcoming volume on the history of climbing in the Peak District has been unveiled.  Drawing on the paper and audio archives of Giles Barker held within MHT Collections, Phil Kelly and his team are finishing what Giles … [more]

Doug Scott Lecture

MHT are pleased to announce a fundraising lecture evening by Doug Scott on Thursday 30th August in Uldale, Cumbria.  Tickets are £18 and includes welcome drink and canapes. There will also be an auction of signed first edition mountaineering books … [more]

Extended closure

Please be advised that the MHT office will be closed until 18th July due to an extended work visit to collect wonderful items to add to our collections.  In the meantime feel free to send an email or leave a … [more]