Cutting the rope

As part of it’s on-going development, the Mountain Heritage Trust is pleased to announce it has secured almost £50,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project is designed to examine the Trust's current position and consider its role for the future, including how it can raise awareness of this nationally important collection and make it accessible to a wider range of people.

It seems the over dramatisation of climbing events struck a chord with the 1953 Everest expedition deputy leader, Sir Charles Evans.  In his “Eye on Everest” sketchbook, published in 1955, Evans features a sketch of the film director, shooting footage in and around Helyg, the Climbers Club Hut, wanting to cut the rope to make the film more interesting! I’ve just shared this with Simon Yates who found it rather poignant given the retelling of filming sequences for Touching the Void in his latest book The Wild Within, published March 2012.

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