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.

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£100,000 worth of MEF expedition grants on hold


As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, unfortunately all grant payments have been placed on hold until expeditions can meet 3 key criteria.

Annapurna 1970


Two Great Firsts; The 50th Anniversary Mount Everest Foundation Lecture

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.

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