Terry Abraham. Photo: Terry Abraham

Terry Abraham. Photo: Terry Abraham

A film-maker who is currently the toast of the outdoor world will deliver a memorial lecture for the Wainwright Society.

Terry Abraham, whose Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike feature will be broadcast on the BBC, is this year’s speaker at the annual lecture to be held at Rheged, near Penrith.

Wainwright Society secretary Derek Cockell said: “Terry Abraham shares with Alfred Wainwright a love and passion for the Lake District landscape.

“He has articulated his love of the fells through the lens of his camera. Since being made redundant four years ago, Terry has chased and fulfilled a dream of capturing the British countryside and particularly the Lake District at its very best on video.”

Self-taught cinematographer and photographer Abraham, from Newark in Nottinghamshire, has gained plaudits for his Scafell Pike film and a previous feature length offering, The Cairngorms in Winter, with Chris Townsend an outdoors expert and luminary.

Mr Cockell said: “He devoted much of 2012-2014 to making his award-winning film Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike. Terry is a keen backpacker and wild camper, and like Wainwright did, spent many nights out on the fells, which enabled him to record sights that elude the majority of hillwalkers.

“This year, Terry will be filming another epic Lakeland project and clips from this latest film will be revealed at the memorial lecture.”

The lecture will take place at Rheged

The lecture will take place at Rheged

Previous speakers at the annual event organised by aficionados of the late author and artist Alfred Wainwright include record-breaking mountaineer Alan Hinkes, ‘barefoot’ shepherdess Alison O’Neill, Tory MP Rory Stewart, biographer Hunter Davies and photographer Derry Brabbs.

Tickets for the 2015 lecture, which takes place on Saturday 17 October, will go on sale from 1 April. Contact Rheged direct on 01768 868000 for details.

An abridged version of Terry Abraham’s Scafell Pike film will be show on BBC Four tomorrow, Wednesday, at 9pm.

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