I've been a fan of Terry's work going back to his vlogging days.
Of the many photographers, artists and other creatives who capture Lakeland, I don't think Terry's cinematic visions of the fells have been bettered. So when he asked me to publish his debut book – a mix of his photography alongside the story that bought him onto the fells – it was a dream project to be involved with.
Several months – and many pints – later, and I'm delighted to announce we have opened pre-orders for Life on the Mountains.
Fans of Terry's work will know he's faced challenge after challenge in getting his films out – from personal hardships and health scares to near-death falls on the fells – but the latest has probably been the cruellest: just months before the Rheged premiere of trilogy finale 'Life of a Mountain: Helvellyn' the world entered Corona lockdown – and the premiere has been postponed until the autumn.
Terry and I discussed whether we should delay publication of the book. But his instinct was to go ahead for the original May release date. People will need some cheering up in this strangest of years. And, if anything, Life on the Mountains will whet appetites ahead of the long-awaited finale.
It's a lovely book, full of anecdotes about filming, about the fells, about the folk he has met along the way. And it is all packaged in a cloth-bound hard back book that will find a home on Lakes-lovers' coffee tables. All pre-ordered copies are signed by Terry.
You can read more about the book here.