Mountain Journeys

Mountaineering day in the Lake District

After a night of torrential rain, a visit to Pavey Ark was always going to be an adventure! It didn't disappoint.

Myself & Adrian walked up by Stickle Ghyll as it thundered down the hillside, misty at first, soon the cloud began to break giving some outstanding views of Lingmoor and over to the Coniston fells.

The rain abated, the views opened up, all was well. The rock was still very wet, but our route is definitely best savoured on a damp day, and wow was it damp!!!

The first pitch, all 50 metres of it felt very greasy so we took extra care. The traverse pitch had a waterfall falling onto it, so it was hoods up and prepare for a drenching, oh yeh. This is the 'money' pitch and absolutely amazing, especially so with so much water on it, epic conditions.

Soon we were onto Jack's Rake, so a quick ascent up to the top, break for lunch and a swift descent back to the New Dungeon Ghyll.

A really top day out, thanks Adrian.




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