Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Founded in 1955, the Mount Everest Foundation (MEF) funds exploratory scientific and mountaineering expeditions 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 to Premiere New Film on 1924 Everest Expedition


The Mount Everest Foundation's has supported the production of a new Alpine Club film 'Everest Revisited 1924-2024'. The film will have its world pre... Read more

MEF Launches New Video Showcasing the Foundation's Work


70 years after the MEF supported our first expeditions, the Foundation has commissioned the production of a short film outlining our history and our p... Read more

MEF Opens Grants to Nepali Applicants


The Management Committee of the Mount Everest Foundation (MEF) is pleased to announce that applications from Nepali mountaineers and scientists will n... Read more

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