Tag Archives: Mountaineering

North to South, East to West: Five regions that inspired young Chris Bonington

Chris’ early years are perhaps best described in two ways, enthusiastic and inexperienced. His instinctive draw to the mountains from a young age was equally matched by just how isolated he was from gaining appropriate experience. Undeterred however he threw … [more]

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A Climbing Record: Eight climbs logged by Chris Bonington

Despite Sir Chris Bonington’s glowing track record in the greater ranges, he also climbed extensively across the UK. The iconic first ascent of Old Man of Hoy is only part of the story, Chris put up the Cheddar Gorge classic … [more]

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A Life of Literature: Eight books by Sir Chris Bonington

It is not enough to simply climb. Bringing back one’s tales from the mountains has been a core aspect of mountaineering since the early days of scientific and geographic exploration. As mountaineering became an activity in its own right, so … [more]

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Major new exhibition on Chris Bonington to open 19th May

Mountain Heritage Trust is delighted to announce its latest exhibition on world renowned mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington will open at Keswick Museum on the 19th May 2018. Our exhibition closely follows Chris’ journey that rose from the unassuming beginnings on … [more]

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The Evolution of the Ice Axe: 1930 – 1980

Over the past months we have been tracing the development of some of the most iconic ice axes since the 1930s. We’ve seen wood change to metal alloy, long alpenstocks change to short climbing tools, and straight shafts and picks … [more]

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Savage Arena moves to Preston Park Museum

The Mountain Heritage Trust is delighted to announce that its successful exhibition, Savage Arena, on mountaineer Joe Tasker will be displayed at Preston Park Museum, Stockton-on-Tees from the 27th March 2018 – 24th June 2018. Joe Tasker’s disappearance on Everest with … [more]

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Work for the Mountain Heritage Trust

As part of the Heritage Lottery funded project Man and Mountain, exploring Sir Chris Bonington’s mountaineering career and his influence on the experience of outdoor activities in Cumbria and the wider world, we have an exciting new job role at the Mountain Heritage … [more]

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Historic mountaineering jacket

The Joe Tasker Collection includes the jacket worn by Joe on the expedition to Mount Kongur, China, in 1981. This expedition, led by Sir Chris Bonington, was the first to make a successful ascent of the 7,649 m (25, 095 … [more]

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