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
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.
Our sympathies to family and friends. More at news.bbc.co.uk.
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