News & Blog

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

Coronavirus closure information

March 17, 2020

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Exciting experimental project funded by The National Archives

February 19, 2020

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We've received £3,260 from The National Archives to try out a new approach to promotion and fundraising.

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Work experience/volunteer opportunity

February 11, 2020

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The Mountain Heritage Trust is seeking a volunteer to assist with catalogue data transfer to our new electronic collections management system.‍

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Peak Preview launches at Keswick Museum

February 11, 2020

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The Mountain Heritage Trust (MHT) are pleased to launch their new exhibition entitled Peak Preview: Recent Arrivals into the Mountain Heritage Trust.

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2019 festive quiz answers

January 6, 2020

Happy new year everyone! We hope you had fun joining in our 2019 festive mountain book quiz. If you're still puzzling over a couple of tricky clues here are the answers.

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What's new at the Mountain Heritage Trust?

December 12, 2019

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Our next exhibition at Keswick Museum in 2020 is giving a glimpse in to collections which we've only recently acquired. Details are still under wraps but take a look at some of the names we're looking to feature.

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The Hunt for Joe Brown's lost negatives

August 12, 2019

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A rare collection of Joe Brown's photography negatives has gone missing. Mountain Heritage Trust and the Joe Brown family are appealing for information as to its whereabouts.

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Event: One Day as a Tiger, lecture with John Porter

November 8, 2019

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John Porter discusses his award-winning, humorous and poignant memoir of mountaineering legend Alex MacIntyre.

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Mountain Heritage Trust secures further National Lottery Funds

August 5, 2019

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Mountain Heritage Trust is pleased to announce the next stage of it's development thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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The Mountain Heritage Trust Christmas Quiz

December 12, 2019

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Fancy your chances at guessing a few classic mountaineering books? Have a go at our short Christmas quiz to see how many books you can name from just the title and authors initials. We'll be publishing the results on our website in January.

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Climb like a girl: Muriel Sauer

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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.