A man has died in a fall from one of the Lake District’s most popular scrambling routes.
The man took what was described by rescuers as ‘a big fall’ from Jack’s Rake on Pavey Ark in Great Langdale.
He was with a group of friends tackling the grade-one scramble on the 700m (2,297ft) fell when he came off the route on Friday.
Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 12.35pm on Friday and requested the help of Kendal MRT in the rescue. A spokesperson for the Langdale team said the weather was very wet.
The Great North Air Ambulance flew to the site and a paramedic from the helicopter found the man, believed to be from West Yorkshire, but he was declared dead at the scene.
An RAF Sea King helicopter was also scrambled but turned back on the news of the scrambler’s death.
Members of the Kendal team helped 18 Langdale Ambleside volunteers recover the man’s body from the site in an operation lasting five hours.
Jack’s Rake rises diagonally across the crag above Stickle Tarn and has an exposed section near its top.