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RELEASED MAY 2016
LIFE OF A MOUNTAIN: BLENCATHRA
A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF THE PEOPLE’S MOUNTAIN
The highly anticipated sequel to the BBC hit ‘Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike’ sees award winning film maker Terry Abraham return to the Lake District to showcase “the people’s mountain”, Blencathra.
This spectacular documentary looks at the lives of local residents, school children and visitors to the mountain with contributions from comedian Ed Byrne, broadcaster Stuart Maconie, mountaineer Alan Hinkes OBE and record breaking fellrunner Steve Birkinshaw.
Terry Abraham’s breath-taking photography and stunning time lapse sequences of this unique landscape make ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’ a film which will inspire newcomers and regular visitors and will bring a piece of the Lake District to your home.
LIFE OF A MOUNTAIN: SCAFELL PIKE
A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF ENGLAND’S HIGHEST PEAK
The award winning, critically acclaimed BBC hit.
A celebration through the seasons of life on and around the roof of all England. Accompanied by an evocative musical score from Freddiehangoler, Terry Abraham’s spectacular two hour documentary tells the story of Scafell Pike in the beautiful Lake District through the eyes of the farmers who work the valleys and fells, those who climb the mountain for pleasure and those who try to protect its slopes for future generations.
Featuring local authors and broadcasters such as David Powell-Thompson and Eric Robson and internationally known mountain men Alan Hinkes and Joss Naylor, the programme was filmed over a twelve month period and follows the seasons on the mountain from spring lambs through to winter snows with Abraham’s trademark time lapse images providing the transitions between seasons. Through the contributions of the British Mountaineering Council’s Carey Davies and the National Trust the importance of maintaining the landscape quality of England’s highest mountain plays a central role in the film which is introduced by the inspirational shepherdess Alison O’Neill.
– LIFE OF A MOUNTAIN: SCAFELL PIKE is a unique and inspirational piece of work which cements Abraham’s position as one of the finest new independent outdoors film producers of recent years.
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“From its first moments of mists rolling through the mountain tops this mountain-based documentary is a Wordsworthian hymn to nature and a eulogy to humanity. Abraham has made a film of great beauty but no solemnity.” THE TIMES
“A moving and poetic film…a vivid portrait with gorgeous photography. A celebration which exudes gladness. Watch it!” THE OBSERVER
“One of those plain and simple, knock ’em dead nature documentaries. A complete delight.” RADIO TIMES
“With it’s sweeping cinematography and sonorous score, there’s a touch of the art-house classic Koyaanisqati about this enchanting documentary. Superb!” THE GUARDIAN
“A breathtaking documentary that is beautiful and good for the soul.” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
THE LAKE DISTRICT.
WITH DAVID POWELL-THOMPSON
Join mountain guide and TV researcher David Powell-Thompson on three seasonal walks which reveal the delights of the high, wild countryside of Upper Eskdale and brings a piece of this spectacular part of the Lake District to your home. Spectacular photography and great walking. A perfect gift.
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“David’s the kind of chap you’d want to come along with you on a walk. The real star of the DVD though is the Lakeland landscape. Time lapse sequences, close-ups and some stunning filming from the air, capture the essence of this special place perfectly.” LAKELAND WALKER MAGAZINE
“Explore Upper Eskdale from your armchair. Wasdale resident and renowned Lakeland guide David Powell-Thompson takes you on three seasonal walks including a spectacular wild camp. You’ll desperately wish to visit the area. Double thumbs up!” TRAIL MAGAZINE
“Abraham animates his stories through the eyes and knowledge of walkers who understand their hills like few others. I could watch this for hours and hours, or at least til the spring returns when I will be itching to head for these hills.” THE GREAT OUTDOORS MAGAZINE
BACKPACKING IN THE LAKE DISTRICT
WITH CHRIS TOWNSEND
From the author of the best-selling “The Backpacker’s Handbook”, Chris Townsend introduces the viewer to the joys of camping in the high fells of the Lake District.
Featuring director and producer Terry Abraham’s characteristically stunning photography, viewers get to see the secrets of “wild camping” as one of the world’s acknowledged multi-day adventure experts returns to the area that first inspired him to take to the hills.
Perfectly paced the viewer is immersed in iconic locations and spectacular vistas while Townsend gently imparts a lifetime of learning. Navigation, nutrition and the essentials of site selection are all covered in possibly the finest classroom in England – The Lake District National Park.
Enjoy the Lake District from the comfort of your own home and plan your next trip.
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THE LAKE DISTRICT.
HELVELLYN WITH MARK RICHARDS
Join “Lakeland Fellranger” series author and friend to Alfred Wainwright, Mark Richards on three of his favourite walks around Helvellyn. Each walk reveals different and exciting aspects of the Lake District’s third highest mountain; secluded ridges and combes, Brownrigg Well and the iconic Striding Edge.
Produced and directed by critically acclaimed outdoors film maker of “Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike” Terry Abraham, “Helvellyn with Mark Richards” is 55 minutes of wonderfully crafted visual escapism. Through Abraham’s characteristic attention to detail the viewer is drawn into a landscape of contrasts.
This DVD brings a piece of the Lake District to your home, setting future plans in motion for some and rekindling memories for others.
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