Thursday, 29 November 2012

Langdale in the English Lake District....... a lovely place to walk and scramble


The Langdale Pikes from Elterwater.

I have a real passion for walking in the Lake District... it's a fantastic place to visit.
The rock face to the right of the distant hills (The Langdale Pikes) is a fell (mountain)... Pavey Ark.

Pavey Ark (2,297 ft) has a scramble up it's face that can be climbed by walkers with a good head for heights without using ropes for protection.

The route is called Jack's Rake a diagonal fissure up the steep face and with drops of a few hundred feet it does require concentration and is the closest I have been to rock climbing.
It's straightforward on a clear dry day but needs care... Jacks Rake has already claimed two lives this year.
I had intended redoing this walk amongst others this Autumn until my knee problems scuppered my plans.
I have my fingers crossed that my knee recovers fully or days out in the high places will become a thing of memories.

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15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

sounds dangerous enough - you don't need to be testing that knee for a while. :)

Sandra said...

scares me just looking at it. but it is beautiful. i will leave the climbing of Jakes Rake to brave people like you.

Jim said...

Great.
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Sharon Whitley said...

It's wonderful up there but not yet done Jacks Rake - want to do it at some time though

EM Illustrator said...

Looks like an interesting path.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh I would love to do that. Coming back down would be hard on the knees for me though. Something to consider.

Brian King said...

Beautiful country! That climb looks like fun despite the ever present danger. I bet the view would be awesome!

Abhinav R said...

Great! That is highly adventurous.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Looks like a great climb! But give your knee time to fully heal.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very cool!!!.. Wonderfull scenary.. Regards..

Maria said...

Waauw, a difficult climb, I like the Lake district. Beautiful pic.

Bob Bushell said...

Wow, what a climb, who has a bad knee anyrate?

Laura said...

wow... that is serious climbing!

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Eugenia Robinson said...

This is the kind of climbing my husband does in the summers up in Maine and New Hampshire. Me, I only do the easy ones. Love your photos of the mountain, and the blue line of the route really helps the viewer get the feel of the hike. genie