Five fascinating artefacts spanning the history of British mountain culture
The Mountain Heritage Trust (MHT) is the heritage arm of the BMC, founded in 2000 to preserve Britain’s rich heritage in the fields of climbing, mountaineering and mountain culture. Here, they talk us through five of the most fascinating pieces of kit in their amazing collection.
Joe Tasker's specially made Gore-tex Mountain Equipment jacket worn on the 1980 Kongur Expedition. The expedition, led by Sir Chris Bonington, made first ascent of the 7649m peak in China. The jacket also bears a Magic Mountain badge which was added afterwards by Joe Tasker to advertise his shop. The jacket was given to the Trust by Joe’s brother.
The Mountain Heritage Trust preserves and encourages access to its own collections, provides curatorial support, sources artefacts for new exhibits and sets up gallery exhibitions. The Mountain Heritage Trust is the only organisation of its kind in the UK and is a Registered Charity number 1083219.