News

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]

A Night on The Ogre

MHT are delighted to present their next fundraising event – A Night on the Ogre with Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott reliving their incredible fight for survival whilst descending. The illustrated lecture followed by a sumptuous dinner takes place on … [more]

Everest Needs You Mr Irvine

Lakes College are delighted to announce the next talk in their Mountain Lecture Series will be by Julie Summers ‘Everest Needs You Mr Irvine’ on Thursday 10th October. The final lecture in the series features Sir Chris Bonington ‘Boundless Horizons’ on Thursday 14th November. … [more]

Kelvin Kent Lecture

Mountaineer, adventurer, author and businessman Kelvin Kent, returns to Jersey on Friday 13th September to deliver an Illustrated Talk about the spirit of human endeavour and life on the mountain. Kent will be taking a look at two historic and classic … [more]

Horace ‘Rusty’ Westmorland talk

Frank Grant will be giving an illustrated talk about Lakeland’s last climbing pioneer: Lieutenant-Colonel Horace ‘Rusty’ Westmorland on Friday 28th June at 6.30 – 10pm, Victory Hall, Dalston. Tickets are £3 on door and includes a free raffle draw entry, Contact Frank … [more]

Brave, Bold, Beautiful & Barmy

Following hot on the heels of the successful lectures given by Rick Allen and Andy Houseman, MHT are pleased to announce the next in the series on Thursday 13th June at our intimate venue Longlands Barn, Uldale where Jim Fotheringham, Jim Lowther … [more]

‘Live’ posts from 1953 Everest Expedition

MHT is delighted to announce that Susan Band, wife of the late George Band has generously agreed to allow MHT to post excerpt’s from George’s diary to mark the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. Follow our … [more]

George Lowe (1924-2013)

We are very sorry to learn of the death of George Lowe on 20th March. George was a valued and much respected member of the 1953 Mount Everest Expedition team and was on hand to open the display celebrating the 50th anniversary … [more]