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

Applications Open for 2021 Expedition Funding


The MEF are now accepting funding applications for their January 31st 2021 deadline - supporting expeditions from mid-April 2021 onwards.

New MEF Criteria Come into Place for Funding of Scientific Expeditions


The MEF is pleased to announce that in keeping with its central aim of encouraging and supporting expeditions for exploration and research in the...

MEF Appoints New Management and Screening Committee Secretary


On the 3rd of November 2020, the Management Committee of the MEF was delighted to confirm Tom Richardson as Joint Secretary of the Management and...

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