The adventure ends – ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’

That’s it! Game over! A few weeks ago I completed all filming for my Blencathra documentary and last weekend I finished editing too. “The adventure is over” as my wife reminded me. It doesn’t feel like an adventure of course, it’s been a tough project to work on and in many respects much harder than…

Interested in ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’ in HD on BluRay?

I’m toying with the idea of producing my next big Lakeland film featuring Blencathra in HD on BluRay. Sadly duplication of BluRay discs can be costly and inevitably the final product’s retail price reflects that.

Painting Blencathra

I’m back! Blogging at least and have taken up digitally painting the fells of Lakeland.

The Big Shoot! Sharp Edge, ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’

Legendary fellrunner Steve Birkinshaw at dawn on Blencathra last Friday morning. I’m now over halfway through completing my next Lakeland documentary featuring a year in the life of Blencathra. Despite the hard graft, early starts and long days, I’m pleased to say it’s all paying off. Last week involved me setting off at 3 or…

Tickets on sale now! Premiere ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’

Tickets now available for the premiere. I’m thrilled to reveal that tickets are now on sale for the premiere of my next Lakeland documentary ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’. Tickets can be ordered from the Rheged Centre who’ll be hosting the event via enquiries@rheged.com or calling their box office on 01768 868000. The evening begins…

Night sky delights over Sharp Edge and Blencathra

Star trails over Sharp Edge and Blencathra, Lake District National Park. Against the wishes of my aching body I set off for a brief soiree up Blencathra last Wednesday. Forecasts were reliably indicating perfect conditions to observe the peak of this year’s Perseids meteor shower – excellent air clarity, clear skies, light winds with no…

"No pain, no gain!" Reaping rewards on Blencathra

Dawn from Sharp Edge, Blencathra. I keep being told to sit back and take a wee break of late by friends and family who’ve noticed I’m becoming rather forgetful and getting into slight mishaps with day to day living and my work. The past couple of months or so has been physically and mentally demanding…

The story behind my photos on the BBC

BBC Breakfast’s Carol Kirkwood in front of one of my photos from Threlkeld Knotts. It was some time in June when a lady from the BBC’s weather department tried contacting me with an interest in using some photos of mine she had seen on Twitter. Scenes I captured from Threlkeld Knotts in the Lake District…

Donald Angus of Threlkeld

Here’s another peek at what I’ve been up to filming ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’ this time featuring Threlkeld resident Donald Angus. I chanced upon meeting Donald thanks to socialising with the locals and I was thrilled he agreed to appear in my documentary. The clip here is an abridged version of what you’ll see…

Stuart Maconie from ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’

Stuart admiring the views from Eycott Hill in the Lake District. A couple of months or so back I hooked up with BBC presenter, author and journalist Stuart Maconie in the Lake District to film scenes for my next documentary ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’. You can view a peek from our shoot below. Fingers…