British Women Climb exhibition extended until February 2019

Back in September 2017 the Mountain Heritage Trust’s British Women Climb exhibition opened at Keswick Museum; exploring the experiences of women climbers, their challenges to social expectations, and their mountaineering achievements across history.  Now, one year on, MHT is pleased to … [more]

Call for donations to our handling collection

As part of our on-going Heritage Lottery Funded Man and Mountain project, we are engaging children in the history of mountaineering and looking to develop a handling collection that can be used by schools for educational purposes. There has been … [more]

North to South, East to West: Five regions that inspired young Chris Bonington

Chris’ early years are perhaps best described in two ways, enthusiastic and inexperienced. His instinctive draw to the mountains from a young age was equally matched by just how isolated he was from gaining appropriate experience. Undeterred however he threw … [more]

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A Climbing Record: Eight climbs logged by Chris Bonington

Despite Sir Chris Bonington’s glowing track record in the greater ranges, he also climbed extensively across the UK. The iconic first ascent of Old Man of Hoy is only part of the story, Chris put up the Cheddar Gorge classic … [more]

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A Life of Literature: Eight books by Sir Chris Bonington

It is not enough to simply climb. Bringing back one’s tales from the mountains has been a core aspect of mountaineering since the early days of scientific and geographic exploration. As mountaineering became an activity in its own right, so … [more]

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‘Survive on a Mountain’

Our recent family-friendly workshop at Keswick Museum met with much curiosity from the young mountaineers who took their first step on the climbing ladder.  Simon Gee, Medical Officer with the Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team, provided important advice and helped … [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]

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]

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]