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 1981 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.