The family got stuck on Jack's Rake, which can be seen rising diagonally across the face of Pavey Ark

The family got stuck on Jack's Rake, which can be seen rising diagonally across the face of Pavey Ark

A family had to be rescued after getting stuck on a Lake District scrambling route that has been the scene of two recent deaths.

The parents and their three children became cragfast yesterday on Jack’s Rake on Pavey Ark.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 3.15pm after other walkers witnessed the family’s difficulties on the grade-one route.

Fourteen volunteer members of the team took part in the seven-hour rescue in conditions described as ‘interesting’, with heavy rain, strong winds and hail.

A team spokesperson said: “The two parents managed to scramble out, but wisely made their offspring stay put where they were safe, but stranded.

“We recovered the three young people by descending to them, fixing ropes and then guiding them back up to the top.

“We then all descended to the valley.”

The rescue team expressed its thanks to staff of the Stickle Barn bar who provided them with a ‘massive bowl’ of chips at the end of the rescue.

Susannah Cox of Lancaster and Howard Gladwyn of Menston, West Yorkshire died within days of each other after falling from Jack’s Rake in the summer of 2012.

Buckinghamshire boy Tom Lister, 13, was seriously injured when he fell from the route a month later.

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