Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Jack's Rake - Pavey Ark

One of the (many) things I wanted to do when I was in the UK was climb up Jack's Rake with H.  H is a bit of a thrill seeker and I was sure he would enjoy it.

Jack's Rake is a scramble / very low grade rock climb up the face of a 'cliff' to the summit of Pavey Ark.  The cliff is about 400 ft heigh, and rises up from Stickle Tarn.

It's a great place. If you want to have a look at the cliff face, there is a picture here.  I did not take huge numbers of pictures as I was concentrating on having a good time, rather than on other things (not that the 'other things' are not good I hasten to add!).







These pictures are just grabs from Go-Pro video, but they do give you a good idea of what it was like.

You can find more pictures from around the world - and possibly less vertigo - here at Our World Tuesday.

I hope any of you that have been knocked about by Irma are OK - and that you and yours are safe.  SM

15 comments:

Marie Smith said...

Great adventure!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
..and a dry day too - takes some beating! YAM xx

Rhodesia said...

What a beautiful area. I have only cycled through the Lake District and never stopped which is a bit sad as the chances of returning are pretty much nil. Looks like you had a good day. Take care Diane

Linda W. said...

Looks like a fun climb!

David Gascoigne said...

I think I would give it a try if I were there, but the climbers behind me might have to resign themselves to ascending a little slower than they might have liked!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, that looks like a hard climb. But, the views are beautiful. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Lady Fi said...

Wonderful views!

Wandering Wren said...

Looks fabulous, what a view, although I did come over to see what Melbourne is up to!! I love that you can get such great pics from the GoPro and that way you can concentrate on not falling off!

Lea said...

Wonderful view in the third photo!

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW what a view.

Gordon said...

Well I know you crammed a lot into you trip back to the UK, but I didn't see that comming in a million years. The number of times i've climbed that and taken people up it you wouldn't believe, even my Collie Bob did it as well as Cust's gully on Great End.
Thanks for the memories, all the nest Gordon.

A Colorful World said...

What an exciting climb! Great Go_Pro photos too.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

beautiful place

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow! What a great climb and wonderful father-son activity as well. Thank you for the Irma wishes -- we are safe in Oregon all the way across the country and our Florida winter home and neighborhood survived without us, even though it is in Fort Myers many parts of which were badly damaged.

Pat Tillett said...

It does look like a nice adventure. Pretty rough country, and beautiful.