Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Founded in 1955, the Mount Everest Foundation (MEF) funds exploratory scientific and mountaineering objectives across the globe.

Jointly administered by the Alpine Club and the Royal Geographical Society, the MEF has provided support to some of the most significant mountaineering and scientific expeditions of the last century.

Our focus remains on supporting those expeditions that endeavour to reach previously unclimbed peaks, unexplored regions and gather new knowledge - whether geographic or scientific. To find out if your expedition qualifies for MEF funding, please take a look at our Who We Fund section.

Recent Expeditions

News & Events

MEF Introduces New Socio-Environmental Guidelines for Supported Expeditions


The closing date to apply for the next round of MEF grants on 30 September is fast approaching. For this and future rounds of funding, the MEF has int

MEF Appoints New Honorary Secretary


The Management Committee of the MEF are delighted to confirm John Porter as the new Joint Secretary of the MEF Management and Screening Committees.

MEF Announces 2022 Funding Figures


After two years of reduced activity due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the MEF is extremely pleased to announce that we have been able to make substantial

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