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Through the loan and acquisition of specific items which featured in the National Mountaineering Exhibition at Rheged Discovery Centre, near Penrith, it became apparent that many individuals and organisations are the custodians of immensely valuable material, existing in a wide variety of formats, which vividly illustrate Britain’s mountain heritage. In response to this, the MHT submitted a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to obtain funding to identify the scope and value of historical material which characterises British Mountain Culture and Heritage.

Stanley Watson High Hazard composite © MHT

Stanley Watson High Hazard composite © MHT

The Collection can be split into three main sections: Archives, Artefacts and Printed Material.

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