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 Updates Application Guidelines

The MEF Management Committee have made some changes to both our Application Guidelines and our Application Form for 2024. Read more

MEF Expedition Establishes New Routes on Svalbard

After travelling onto and across the icecap over two and a half weeks, Sasha Doyle and Ed Luke arrived in the Atomfjella range where they succeeded in... Read more

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

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