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.

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News & Events

UPDATE: MEF Grant Payments and Covid Restrictions


With the situation regarding travel and expeditions remaining fluid under changing government guidance, the MEF would like to update grant applicants

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

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.

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