Artefacts

MHT holds over 380 items including important and historic examples of climbing equipment comprising boots, ice axes, clothing, nuts, pitons, karabiners, harnesses, rucksacks, skis and crampons.

Donor John Temple using the Chouinard ice hammer, June 2011 © Ron Kenyon

Donor John Temple using the Chouinard ice hammer, June 2011 © Ron Kenyon

Items of particular interest include:

  • Yvon Chouinard’s Chouinard Ice hammer used on Mt Kenya 1975
  • clothing worn by Sir Chris Bonington (1934-), Doug Scott (1941-) and Pete Boardman (1950-1982) on expedition
  • equipment from 1975 Mount Everest expedition including Dougal Haston’s oxygen equipment
  • Sir John Hunt (1910-1998) candle lanterns
  • Mallory Replica Clothing
  • Mountain Rescue Team stretcher c. 1950’s
  • Tom Patey (1932-1970) desk used whilst a GP
  • prototype Friend – a revolutionary piece of equipment c.1974
  • prototype Whillans Box Tent c.1971
  • Scafell Crag, oil on canvas 2001by Julian Cooper
  • Joe Tasker (1948-1982) ice axes and ice hammer
  • William Smijth-Windham (1907-1994) tent used on 1936 Everest expedition

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