Pavey Ark, scene of the fatal fall

Pavey Ark, scene of the fatal fall

Police have named the man who died in a fall from Jack’s Rake on Friday.

Howard Gladwyn, 48, of Menston, West Yorkshire, fell between 700 and 800ft (213m and 244m) from the scrambling route on Pavey Ark.

Mr Gladwyn was with a group of friends when he fell from the grade-one scramble.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.35pm but a Great North Air Ambulance doctor and paramedic who flew to the scene found he had died.

Members of the Langdale Ambleside team, helped by Kendal Mountain Rescue Team, brought Mr Gladwyn’s body down from the fell.

Cumbria Constabulary said: “There are currently no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and the case will be passed to the coroner.”

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