Blencathra Life of a Mountain

Award winning film-maker Terry Abraham returns to the Lake District next week as his latest documentary ‘Life of a Mountain: A Year on Blencathra’ is shown on BBC TV.

The highly anticipated sequel to the BBC hit ‘Life of a Mountain: A Year on Scafell Pike’ will showcase some spectacular scenes of Blencathra and the surrounding area. From spring lambs to winter’s snows, it will look 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 fell runner Steve Birkinshaw.

The film was released on DVD/Blu-ray last year, but an abridged version will be shown on terrestrial TV for the first time later this month. It is due to be screened on BBC Four at 9 pm on Tuesday 14th February.

Terry has already been on Radio 6 with Radcliffe and Maconie talking about the TV premiere. He says, “Blencathra is almost a guardian to the locals; it looks over them like a benign friend. It may not be the highest of hills, but it’s certainly iconic and adored by both visitors and residents alike. It truly is a community asset. After all it’s ‘the people’s mountain”.

Broadcaster and Chairman of Cumbria Tourism, Eric Robson, says, “I’m looking forward to this film tremendously. Terry Abraham’s previous documentary about Scafell Pike prompted rave reviews from viewers, and I’ve no doubt this latest offering will again showcase Cumbria’s epic views and splendours to the audience watching at home.”

A major exhibition dedicated to the new documentary and the area around Blencathra will open at the Keswick Museum & Art Gallery in May.

An unabridged film version of ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra – A Year in the Life of the People’s Mountain’ is available to buy on DVD via Amazon UK. A video entitled ‘the Mountain’ features music from the documentary and is available on YouTube.

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