Cumbrian film maker wins national media award

Cumbrian film maker wins national media award

Terry Abraham and David Tan (Sponsor) ©Travel Media Awards and Andy Huntley

Terry Abraham, a Cumbrian film maker, known for his Life of a Mountain series has been award a prestigious national accolade for his film Life of a Mountain: A Year on Blencathra which aired on BBC Four.

The winners of the Travel Media Awards 2017 were announced on Wednesday 18 October at a sparkling ceremony at ME London Hotel. Over 270 people were present to see the best of the UK travel media honoured with an Award, including representatives of some of the UK’s leading travel media and industry organisations. Terry’s film was praised in the Broadcast Programme of the Year Award which celebrated the best in TV, radio and online.

Blencathra Field Centre -®Terry Abraham

The film, which sequels A Year on Scafell Pike, showcases spectacular scenes of Blencathra and the surrounding area. From spring lambs to winters snows, it will look at the lives of 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.

With Terry’s project partly sponsored by The Blencathra Centre FSC, Head of Centre Tim Foster accompanied Terry to the ceremony.

He said: “As one of the sponsors of Terry’s film Life of a Mountain Blencathra this has been a tremendous boost in raising the profile of Blencathra, the Northern Fells, Keswick and Eden. The Blencathra film is the second in the Life of a Mountain trilogy, highlighting iconic Lake District mountains and this award builds on the anticipation for the third and final in the series which focuses on Helvellyn”

This is third Award A Life of a Mountain: A Year on Blencathra has won, following prizes from Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and Cumbria Life.

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 or Amazon UK.

Visitors can explore Blencathra themselves and even stay on the slopes of the mountain in cottages at The Blencathra Centre. To find out more call 017687 79601, email or follow on Twitter @BlencathraFSC

There is also chance to find out more about the documentary, the heritage of Blencathra and the life of the mountain at the accompanying ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’ exhibition at Keswick Museum which runs until January 2018.

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