THE ‘life’ of the Lake District’s highest mountain has been documented and turned into a feature film.
‘Life of a Mountain – Scafell Pike’ is to be premiered on May 10, at the Rheged Centre, following a year’s worth of work by film-maker Terry Abraham, who captured hours of footage of the people who live, work and play around the iconic fell.
“This film isn’t just a visual extravaganza covering England’s highest peak through the seasons, from all angles, up close and afar, night and day,” said Mr Abraham.
“It’s also about the people who enjoy it.
“After all it's the people who give Scafell Pike its character.
“From farmers to climbers, to the notorious Three Peaks Challengers, this unique film gives the viewer the chance to meet all of these folk and follows those who live, work and care for the area.”
Mr Abraham has always been a lover of the outdoors, and over the years, has developed an interest in film.
As technology evolved he combined the two interests into a career in landscape videography. Life of a Mountain has taken hundreds of hours to film.
“Terry’s film will hopefully inspire people and show the true beauty of this iconic Cumbrian fell,” said Andrea Runkee, Cumbria Tourism’s Adventure Capital Project manager.
“It is a place deeply seated in romanticism, one that inspired Wordsworth and his fellow poets, all of whom were drawn to the mountain’s majesty.
“One thing I can guarantee is that Terry’s film will re-ignite that sense of drama, awe and grandeur that the Scafells’ instilled in those poets all those years ago.”
The premiere will be shown on the large format cinema screen at the Penrith venue on Saturday, May 10 at 7.30pm.
It will be followed by a Q&A with Mr Abraham. To book call 01768-868 000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org