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Susan Band RIP

Our Honorary 1953 Patron, former Trustee and good friend, Susan Band, passed away on April 20th after a period of ill health. Susan and her late husband, George Band, a former chairman of the HTUK, worked for many years to support our projects in the Everest valley and in the Taplejung district below the Kanchenjunga range.  Susan was particularly keen on helping to improve the education and health provision in …Read More

Tenth Sir Hillary Memorial Lecture

We’re very excited to announce that Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be the speaker at our tenth Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture on Wednesday 23 May at the Royal Geographic Society in London. Ranulph is an inspiring speaker who delivers engaging and thought-provoking speeches on all aspects of his many expeditions. He leaves his audience energised and spellbound. Ranulph has led numerous expeditions and was the first person ever to summit …Read More

Elizabeth Hawley: 9 Nov 1923 – 26 Jan 2018

On behalf of all at the Himalayan Trust UK we would like to express both our profound sadness at the death of Elizabeth as well as our deep admiration for the life that she led. All of us who came to know and respect this remarkable woman understand very clearly how she became a legend to those who climbed in the Himalayas as well as to those who supported the …Read More

Ninth Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture

Join friends of the Himalayan Trust UK to listen in awe to Kenton Cool on Thursday 8 June at the Ninth Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Kenton is the finest alpine climber of this generation and an engaging motivational speaker, who delivers popular keynote speeches on all aspects of his many accomplishments in the outdoors. He relates with great vividness and emotion the experience …Read More

The Himalayan Trust UK seeks a new trustee with fundraising experience to join its board

The Himalayan Trust UK  is a small charity which supports education and health, primarily through training carried out on our behalf by two Nepali NGOs, in the Taplejung District of NE Nepal. The Himalayan Trust network, including sister organisations in New Zealand and Australia with whom we have strong links, was initiated by Sir Edmund Hilary in 1960.  HTUK was founded in 1989, initially to support schools and health clinics in …Read More

Ian MacKellen on Edmund Hillary

BBC Radio 4 – Great Lives, Series 37, Ian McKellen on Edmund Hillary On May 29 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Everest. Both men immediately became famous worldwide. The actor Sir Ian McKellen, then a young teenager in Burnley, was clearly struck by the achievement. In later life he met Hillary in New Zealand and has strong memories of a modest man whose first job …Read More