MHT currently holds 42 collections dating from c.1913 – 2007. Contents contain papers of prominent mountaineers and organisations concerning 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

This section also contains material in audio and visual formats. 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
  • 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
  • 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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