Not used to the heat we arrived at the tarn quite hot. I did not have the sun hat and my wife still had her winter trousers. Must be 5 years since we did the Rake. Tried taking a gradual rising line up the screes last time so just stuck to the path this time.
I must be getting old cos I certainly did not find it as hard in the past, we struggled up the tight bits under the critical eyes of climbers. Near the top we branched off right up some lovely slabs to the summit. I've not been to the Cuillin Ridge but that gabbro will have to be rough to out rough the rocks on the top of Pavey Ark.
Put Buff over head in attempt to keep sun off bald spot. Innov8 s looking a bit worn, can't understand the huge boots some folk wear.
We descended down to Pike How, watching the paragliders catching the afternoon breeze.
A big cycling event was taking place in Langdale and the fields were full of cars. They certainly had a nice day for it. Just time for a drink at the Stickle Barn before heading home.