Projects

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]

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]

Raven’s Pit

On Friday the 25th of July, The National Trust and Mountain Heritage Trust invite you to Raven’s Pit, a night of fire, ale and tall tales of climbing heritage at the Sticklebarn, Langdale. Stoking the fire will be the infamous … [more]

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]

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]