Pavey Ark and Stickle Tarn

It might look warm, but appearances can be deceptive

The waters of Stickle Tarn were a deep blue set against the greys and greens of Pavey Ark. Easy Gully is prominent just right of centre. Jacks Rake can just be made out crossing the face of Pavey Ark, from the bottom of Easy Gully slanting bottom right to top left. Jacks Rake should only be attempted in good weather, by those who are a) good at scrambling and b) bad at falling off. If you’re at all unsure, Wainwright devotes an informative couple of pages in Book Three of his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells.

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