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Bold characters, epic tales and a little of the latest heritage news. Take a look at what we've been up to.

This year’s Boardman Tasker award ceremony

November 21, 2022

Event

I’m still to come down after a fantastic evening at Kendal Mountain Festival on Nov 18th to witness the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature ceremony. The sold out event at the Brewery Arts Centre was a fascinating and at times emotional roller coaster of a night, culminating in the announcement of not one but two winners for 2022.

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A brief introduction to the collecting of climbing guidebooks

September 21, 2022

Article

As I’ve mentioned before, I do not myself have a background in mountaineering and climbing. Instead I’ve been employed to manage the MHT’s collections because of my experience as an archivist, and especially as a cataloguer. Over the next months and years, I’ll be introducing you to some of the archival collections we hold, and a selection of the stories that they contain.

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The 2022 Boardman Tasker Award shortlist has been announced

September 12, 2022

Article

The Mountain Heritage Trust, which proudly holds the archival collections of both Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker, is thrilled to share the news that the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature has announced its 2022 shortlist.

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Our new Collections Manager reflects on his first weeks in the role.

August 17, 2022

News

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be appointed as Collections Manager here at the Mountain Heritage Trust and I began work at the beginning of July. Since that time, and with the help of Trustees, Patrons and former members of staff, I’ve been gaining some basic familiarity with the collections (which include archives, artefacts and printed material), with the office and archive stores, and slowly but surely with the MHT’s systems as well.

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David Johnston-Smith joins the Trust

July 14, 2022

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Volunteer Treasurer Recruitment 2022

June 6, 2022

News

We are looking for a Volunteer Treasurer who is keen to be a part of an exciting charity.

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Job vacancy - Collections Manager/Archivist opportunity

April 7, 2022

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At Home In The Steep Places: The Story of Bill Peascod

September 6, 2021

Event

Feature-length documentary film screening about Maryport-born miner, rock climber and artist Bill Peascod (1920-1985).

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Volunteer Treasurer Role

March 12, 2021

News

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Mountain Heritage Trust Online Catalogue Launch

February 12, 2021

News

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This year’s Boardman Tasker award ceremony

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A brief introduction to the collecting of climbing guidebooks

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Our new Collections Manager reflects on his first weeks in the role.

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David Johnston-Smith joins the Trust

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Volunteer Treasurer Recruitment 2022

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Mountain Heritage Trust Online Catalogue Launch

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We're joining the Heritage Compass business support programme

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Unseen footage of Doug Scott

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Doug Scott, 1941-2020

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Johnnie Lees' recycled mittens

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Mallory Replica Clothing revisited

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Can you help share our 20th anniversary fundraiser?

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A massive thank you!

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Siegfried Herford's crag ticklist 1909-1911

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Funding announcement

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Mountain heritage 20th anniversary fundraising campaign

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Reopening statement

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Support Britain's mountain heritage when you shop at amazon

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21 years later - Mr Frostbite remembers

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Mountain Heritage Trust film

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In tribute to Joe Brown

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Climb like it's 1949!

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Nat Allen Collection

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Mountain Heritage Trust celebrates 20th anniversary

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Who Remembers the National Mountaineering Exhibition?

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Fundraising thank you

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Mountain heritage homeschool

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Coronavirus closure information

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Peak Preview launches at Keswick Museum

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How they got there: Johnnie Lees

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Which climbing axe would you buy? The history of the ice axe

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Climb like a girl: Muriel Sauer

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Climb like a girl: Mabel Barker

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About Mountain Heritage Trust

From the first rock climbs on Napes Needle, to daring first ascents in the Greater Ranges, and incredible feats of competitive athleticism; our archive of films, images, books and artefacts echoes with some of Britain’s most iconic achievements and its boldest personalities. 

Now though we’re looking to the future, and asking what stories might lie amidst the crags and climbing gyms up and down the country. We all have own our mountain history, and in 2019 we're telling those inspiring stories from our incredible community.