Blencathra Film - organisations supporting the event

Life of a Mountain: Blencathra

More information about the people and organisations involved:

Terry Abraham: Terry is a self-taught filmmaker and photographer with a passion for the outdoors. After being made redundant from his job in IT, he pursued his dream which led to him producing and directing the critically-acclaimed and BBC hit film ‘Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike – a Year in the Life of England’s Highest Peak’. ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’ is his latest film.

Nurture Lakeland: Nurture Lakeland inspires people, communities and tourism businesses to take care of the special natural environment of the Lake District and Cumbria. Through fundraising, research and campaigning, Nurture Lakeland helps to ensure that people and nature can thrive together in the outdoors. Nurture Lakeland is part of Nurture Cumbria Ltd, registered charity 1130453

Patagonia: Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing – as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running. Patagonia use only organic cotton, recycled materials or repurpose worn out products within their product line. At Patagonia, a love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them, and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of our planet Patagonia donate their time, services and at least 1% of their sales to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups all over the world who work to help reverse the tide.

George Fisher: Based in Keswick, in the heart of the English Lake District, George Fisher Ltd is one of the UK's leading retailers of outdoor equipment and clothing. It has more than its fair share of climbers, runners, skiers, bikers, walkers and backpackers. This is why embedding "sustainable management" into the everyday lives of staff at the store has been a natural step, and everyone in the business feels they have a part to play. They all agree that they have a responsibility to minimise their impact on the environment, both locally and globally, as a business and as individuals.  George Fisher fundraises in support of Nurture Lakeland and Fix the Fells.

PETZL is the world premier brand for hands free personal lighting. Relied on for activities as diverse as dog walking and DIY to the most extreme runners, mountains and caves. PETZL hands-free-lighting provides reliable illumination for every activity and situation. They have kindly donated the equipment which will light filmgoers’ way to the show!

Solar World Cinema: this is an international network of solar powered mobile cinemas. All equipment of the mobile cinemas is powered by 100% solar energy. After sunset open-air film screenings are organised in the public space. Solar cinemas travel around the globe and are completely self sufficient. Bringing films to unusual places.  

Fix the Fells: is a team of skilled rangers and volunteers who work in all weathers to repair and maintain the mountain paths in the Lake District. The combination of millions of footsteps, the weather and slopes mean that erosion is a constant problem. The path work reduces erosion scars and also helps protect the ecology and archaeological heritage of our beautiful landscape. The programme is dependent on funding from donations and partners.