The Mountain Heritage Trust cares for collections dating from around 1913 to the present day. Collections contain the records of prominent mountaineers and organisations relating to climbing and mountaineering.

Page from Antartex brochure, photo of K2 expedition members 1978, J Tasker collection © EWM

Page from Antartex brochure, photo of K2 expedition members 1978, J Tasker collection © EWM

Key collections in alphabetical order include:

  • Giles Barker (1956-1992) – draft mss, papers and audio recordings of interviews re history of climbing in the Peak District
  • Sir Chris Bonington (1934-) – expedition reports, correspondence, draft mss, newspaper cuttings; full catalogue available here.
  • Brian Cropper (1947-) – photographic record of climbers from the 1970’s and 1980’s
  • Sir Charles Evans (1918-1995) – correspondence from 1952 Everest and 1955 Kangchenjunga expeditions
  • Peter Gillman – research papers and articles re Julie Tullis and Alison Hargreaves amongst others and background material on “Everest Anthology
  • Ed Hammond – photographs largely taken by the Abraham Brothers of Keswick during early 20th century
  • Alan Hankinson (1926-2007) – audio interviews with Everest mountaineers and Lakeland climbers
  • International Festival of Mountaineering Literature – records of this organisation spanning 18 years
  • Andrew ‘Sandy’ Irvine (1902-1924) – newspaper scrapbook compiled by his niece
  • Kendal Mountain Festival CIC film submissions and associated papers from 2008-ongoing
  • Johnnie Lees (1927-2002) – diaries and papers re RAF Mountain Rescue
  • Tom Longstaff (1875-1964) – audio interview with this high profile mountaineer
  • Mountain Film Festival Ltd – film submissions and associated papers from 1999-2007
  • Audrey Salkeld – papers and catalogues re film festivals
  • Joe Tasker (1948-1982) – papers, correspondence , press cuttings and photographs; full catalogue available here.
  • Alan Tritton – Barclays Bank sponsorship of Mount Everest expedition 1975
  • Stanley Watson – photographs and newspaper cuttings re climbing activity and making of climbing film
  • Joe Williams (1918-1979) – photographs of climbing activity in the Lake District dating from 1930’s
  • Simon Yates (1963-) – draft mss and editorial comments re Flame of Adventure

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