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

Success for Turner and Thomas on Kichatna Spire


Mike ‘Twid’ Turner and Mark Thomas have established a new route on the East Face of Kichatna Spire in Alaska.

Update: Funding Applications for 2022 and Beyond


Applications are now closed for expeditions taking place in 2022 with the exception of those beginning in December 2022. Applications for 2023 are now

MEF Statement on the Death of HRH Prince Philip


The Mount Everest Foundation is saddened to hear of the death of our Patron, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, this morning. T

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