Continuing with our preparations for the 3 peaks we tackled the mountain “Pavey Ark” in challenging conditions and of course had a great day out and a fantastic adventure in the mountains.
Originally we had planned on heading over to Wales to do “Tryfan” which is a steep but shortish mountain with some scrambling sections to help improve our fitness over steeper terrain. But due to time constraints we decided instead to head on over to the Lake District to take on “Pavey Ark” which was a similar style to “Tryfan”
The weather was nice and fresh but the mountain was frozen and covering in snow higher but and as such we decided against taking on the grade 1 scramble that is “Jack’s Rake”, but this is something I would love to do in finer weather.
The summit and approach were covered in thick snow and the going was quite treacherous at times but we wanted a challenge and this was a great adventure. We also walked over to the summit of “Harrisons Stickle” from here and were awarded with amazing views over the Lake District.
It took us just under 4.5 hours to summit and return back to the car so not a bad pace given the conditions.
I look forward to getting out in the mountains whenever we can.