Sir Chris Bonington and MP Rory Stewart pay a visit

Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border, and Sir Chris Bonington, mountaineer, recently visited the Blencathra Centre to view the Mountain Trust Heritage archive which relocated to the centre earlier this year. It was also an opportunity for both of them to meet staff and students at the Centre and emphasise the importance of outdoor education in the UK.

Visiting the archive (left to right) Kelda Roe (Collections Manager, Mountain Heritage Trust) Jeff Ford (Chair, Mountain Heritage Trust) Rory Stewart MP, Sir Chris Bonington, and Tim Foster (Head of Blencathra Centre)  Photograph by Terry Abraham

Visiting the archive (left to right) Kelda Roe (Collections Manager, Mountain Heritage Trust) Jeff Ford (Chair, Mountain Heritage Trust) Rory Stewart MP, Sir Chris Bonington, and Tim Foster (Head of Blencathra Centre)
Photograph by Terry Abraham

Kelda Roe and Rory Stewart viewing a photograph of a 1950s Himalayan expedition Photograph by Terry Abraham

Kelda Roe and Rory Stewart viewing a photograph of a
1950s Himalayan expedition
Photograph by Terry Abraham

Rory Stewart with students on a residential at the Blencathra Centre Photograph by Terry Abraham

Rory Stewart with students on a residential at the Blencathra Centre Photograph by Terry Abraham