Explore the latest happenings in the realm of mountain heritage, from riveting expedition accounts to thought-provoking articles.
May 9, 2023
Seventy years ago, in 1953, a team of climbers accomplished what was once thought to be impossible: they successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. The 1953 Everest Expedition marked a pivotal moment in mountaineering history and remains an inspiration for adventurers to this day. As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of this historic expedition, let us take a closer look at the remarkable achievement and its lasting impact.READ MORE
February 16, 2023
The Trust is entering a new phase of development and we are seeking to strengthen the Board of Trustees with the appointment of additional people. The Trustees provide strategic direction and support to the activities of the Trust through their knowledge, experience and practical skills.READ MORE
February 11, 2023
All of us here at the Mountain Heritage Trust are absolutely thrilled and delighted to be able to wish our Patron, John Innerdale a very Happy 90th Birthday today.READ MORE
January 3, 2023
A very Happy New Year to you all from everybody here at the MHT. If you were lucky enough to have one, we hope you had a nice holiday over Christmas and are now looking forward to all that 2023 has to offer.READ MORE
November 21, 2022
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.READ MORE
September 21, 2022
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.READ MORE
September 12, 2022
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.READ MORE
August 17, 2022
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.READ MORE
July 4, 2022
June 6, 2022
We are looking for a Volunteer Treasurer who is keen to be a part of an exciting charity.READ MORE
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.