Man Dies In Jack's Rake Fall

A man has died after falling from the popular grade one scramble in Langdale.

Posted: 17 July 2008
by Jon

Sad news from the Lake District where the BBC is reporting that a walker died after falling from the popular Jack's Rake scramble on Pavey Ark in Langdale on Wednesday morning.

The BBC says that the man, who hasn't been named was with three companions when he fell approximately 150 feet. An RAF helicopter and the Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team were called out, but sadly the man died at the scene.

Jack's Rake - pictured above - is a slanting traverse in a trough that climbs across an impressive rock face. It's mostly straightforward, with little exposure thanks to the lefthand wall of the rake, however there is one short, exposed section and the direct finish option at the top can be tricky particularly in wet or wintery conditions.

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Posted: 16/07/2008 at 18:57


Posted: 17/07/2008 at 07:56

My resepects and condolences to this man and his family and friends.  I know the pain they are going through and my heart goes out to them all.

Posted: 17/07/2008 at 16:11

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