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 will be hosting their first ever ‘antiques roadshow’ style event at next week’s Kendal Mountain Festival. There will be two sessions held over the weekend, between 12-2pm on Saturday and Sunday in the Play Group Room at The Brewery Arts Centre and are free to attend.
It will be an opportunity for folks to bring along log books, photographs and equipment etc and receive historical information on a specific bit of kit and how it fits into the on going development of climbing gear. We will also offer advice on appropriate care and preservation and how it could be used in an exhibition context.
MHT will be bringing a few artefacts from its own collection such as the Jardine prototype Friend, Chouinard’s ice hammer used on the Direct Finish of the Diamond Couloir, Mount Kenya in 1975, items from expeditions to Everest as well as the odd nut or two!
We look forward to seeing you there.