Kendal Mint Cake: On Top of the World
Until 6 July 2014
From the Arctic to Everest, Kendal Mint Cake has fortified those facing danger and in need of an instant source of energy. The sugary bar has been to the top of the world on many occasions, and formed an essential part of the ration pack on Everest expeditions from the 1920s to the 1970s. Find out how the confectionery is produced and see artefacts from expeditions that have used it, including a replica set of George Mallory’s 1924 expedition gear, as well as items from the 1953 and 1975 expeditions.