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

Ramsden and Miller Succeed on Unclimbed 6,000m Peak

Paul Ramsden and Tim Miller have succeeded in making the first ascent of Surma-Sarovar (6,605m) via a colossal line on the mountain's north face. Read more

MEF Supported Ascent Receives Piolet d'Or

The jury of the 2023 Piolets d'Or Awards have recognised Paul Ramsden and Tim Miller's route 'The Phantom Line' (ED) on Jugal Spire (6563m) with an Aw... Read more

Mount Everest Foundation to Support the Work of the NMA Welfare Fund

The Mount Everest Foundation is pleased to announce the start of a new relationship between the Foundation and The Nepal Mountaineering Association We... Read more

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