Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Founded in 1953, the Mount Everest Foundation (MEF) funds exploratory scientific and mountaineering objectives across the globe.

The Mount Everest Foundation was established as a registered Charity following the successful ascent of Everest in 1953, and is a continuing initiative administered jointly by the Alpine Club and the Royal Geographical Society.

Recent Expeditions

News & Events

ANNUAL LECTURE: Everest on Film


An evening of historic Everest films introduced by Sir Chris Bonington at the Royal Geographical Society on the 7 November 2019 at 7.00pm.

MEF grants for 2019 announced


The Mount Everest Foundation has awarded grants totalling over £75,000 for expeditions in 2019.

ANNUAL LECTURE: Spectre Expedition - to the end of the Earth


Leo Houlding will speak at the Royal Geographical Society on the 6th November 2018 about his recent expedition to climb The Spectre, Antarctica.

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