We’re very excited to announce that Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be the speaker at our tenth Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture. More information will follow soon, but for now keep the evening of Wednesday 23 May free in your diaries!
Graham Wrigley met up with World Expeditions to talk about the Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture, charity work and how he met Sir Ed …. The full interview is available on World Expedition’s blog
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 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
Mr Foster will be delivering a lecture “Exploring Beauty – Watercolour Diaries from the Wild” on 22 June 2016 at the Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London from 1800 – 2000. Admission is free and there will be a collection in aid of the Trust, as well as an exhibition of some fantastic pieces of artwork. Please support.
See our new Newsletter 2016 for an update on all the work the Trust has recently carried out.
UPDATE THURSDAY 26 MAY 2016 AT THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY FROM 6 pm THE HIMALAYAN TRUST UK presents ANTARTICA REVEALED with Dr David Lewis-Jones and Prof. David Vaughan TICKETS @ Worldexpeditions
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
As you are aware, on Saturday morning a 7.9 magnitude quake struck central Nepal. The full impact of the earthquake is yet to be ascertained, but preliminary reports suggest that more than 2,000 people have been killed and that there has been widespread damage to infrastructure and buildings. This is the worst earthquake to hit the region for more than 80 years. It is a very sad day for Nepal …Read More
Kanchenjunga: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the first ascent by George Band and Joe Brown Thursday 4 June 2015 Tickets £20 – Doors open 6pm. Lecture 7pm. Held at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR Kanchenjunga, at 8586m, is the world’s third highest mountain, first summited on the 25th May 1955 by the Himalayan Trust’s late chairman, George Band and his climbing partner, Joe Brown. Kanchenjunga …Read More