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 Launches New Video Showcasing the Foundation's Work

70 years after the MEF supported our first expeditions, the Foundation has commissioned the production of a short film outlining our history and our p... Read more

MEF Opens Grants to Nepali Applicants

The Management Committee of the Mount Everest Foundation (MEF) is pleased to announce that applications from Nepali mountaineers and scientists will n... Read more

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

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