Ian J Smith


IAN SMITH, is the new Chair of the Mountain Heritage Trust as well as being a photographer, editor and writer whose work included being Deputy Editor on three UK climbing magazines: High, Climb and Climber. He also spent time responsible for the PR and marketing for a UK distributor of outdoor equipment. As a volunteer, he has worked for over 43 years on climbing guidebooks for the BMC and The Climbers' Club and wrote the first-ever climbing guidebook for the island of Jersey. In 2017 Ian was presented with the George Band Award For Exceptional Voluntary Contribution to Mountaineering by the BMC. Ian served as a judge for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature in 2009 and in 2010 as Chair of Judges. In 2012 he was on the judging jury for film at the Kendal Mountain Festival. He has also been the President of The Climbers' Club. He now leads a newly structured team with recently recruited new trustees.

Ian J Smith

Trustees, Staff, Patrons & Advisors

A diverse and enthusiastic team are ensuring that mountain heritage is protected for now and for the future. We're a small team but we've got big ambitions.