David Powell-Thompson

Lakeland Mountain Guide

Qualified Mountain Leader

Television Broadcaster & Researcher

Accomplished Mountaineer & Climber

Fell Runner

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Television & Media

Lakeland Guide

Doing my bit for charity...

Mountain Training certified and experienced Mountain Leader, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Lake District and Lakeland Fells.


I plan events, activities and expertly and professionally guide:


  • families,

  • groups,

  • school groups,  

  • Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award expedition teams,

  • and film/television crews


to help you get the most from your time in the Lake District and have an enjoyable experience whilst ensuring your safety remains paramount throughout.


I also lead rock climbing and abseiling activities (to single pitch standard).


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Veteran researcher with the Striding Edge television production company researching geographical, historical, industrial and human-interest stories and content for a range of television and radio programmes set throughout the North of England and the Scottish Borders.


I have provided research and mountain guide support, both off and on camera, for widely-known programmes such as the regional "Out of Town" series, the BBC series "Wainwright Walks", and most recently for the films "A Year in the Life of a Mountain - Scafell Pike" and "A Year in the Life of a Mountain - Blencathra".


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On Saturday 27th August 2016 I'm running a 26 mile mountain marathon to help celebrate my 70th birthday, which was at the beginning of August, and to raise funds for a local charity Hospice at Home West Cumbria.


I will be running part of the Gerry Charnley Way, starting in Eskdale and going via the Gerry Charnley cairn, into Borrowdale and back to Eskdale.  This mountain marathon goes over Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in the lake district, as well as going over many other high ridges. My challenge is 26 miles of fell running, with 8,000 feet of assent.


Any and all sponsorship in aid of this very worthwhile charity would be gratefully received... please have a look at my JustGiving page to find out more.


Many thanks

© David Powell-Thompson 2016

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