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Chris Fisher on Cam Crag, Wasdale

An eagerly anticipated collection of images by photographer Henry Iddon, using a unique historic camera, is set to open at the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, Cumbria, on Saturday 14 January.

Henry’s work is an homage to the work of George and Ashley Abraham, brothers who grew up in Keswick in the Lake District in the late 1800s. The Abraham brothers were passionate early rock-climbers and were the first to take cameras up into the hills of the Lake District to capture landscapes and action shots of their climbing.

The camera that Henry used was on loan from The Wasdale Collection Ltd via the Mountain Heritage Trust, an organisation that aims to record and preserve Britain’s rich heritage in climbing, mountaineering and mountain culture, and is the very same camera that was used by the Abraham...

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