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.
MHT have just added another interview to its oral history project – Echoes from the Crag with Leo Dickinson, an adventure film maker who filmed the solo ascent of Eric Jones on the North Face of the Eiger as well as ballooning over Everest, to name but a few. Leo shares some wonderful anecdotes and stories of time spent with key figures in mountaineering as well as his work in adventure film making.
Founder of the Kendal Mountain Film Festival and SteepEdge John Porter comments “Leo is a rare star – the first person to combine extreme adventure with creative film production in a lifestlye that fed both his own rat and gave others a chance to expand their own adventures – e.g. Eric Jones. He is an internationally recognised name in film and extreme sports, but as with all true adventurers, most of what he is done is below the media radar”.