Tuesday, 09 March 2004
Pix Of The Day: Faint Hearts May Also Conquer
CREDIT: © Andrew Leaney/Leaney.org
WHERE: Pavey Ark, English Lake District. WHAT: hiker-grade rock scramble.
MAPS: Langdale Pikes, Pavey Ark, and Andrew Leaney's walk route.
Thumbnail click pops-up larger image, or click for an Alfred Wainwright drawing.
The summits of the hills in the English Lake District may all be reached by fit walkers without any technical difficulties. The routes between summits, and through the district generally, present few problems. Where such problems exist they have gained local notoriety that would be out of place elsewhere. The summit you see in today's featured picture is Pavey Ark, one of the Langdale Pikes. The gulley seen rising from the bottom center of the crag to the top left is one way to the top.
The redoubtable guide book author Alfred Wainwright ascended by this route, known as 'Jack's Rake' though we omit his comments to avoid forming any negative bias among potential visitors! As part of a limited edition of AW's drawings, a Pavey Ark print is now available. You may also follow Andrew Leaney along several routes that include Pavey Ark, including one on 17 Sep 2003 to shoot the featured view.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)