Done this many times, with first timers and old gits like me....its always enjoyable. I think I need to do it in winter now
Lovely cold, sunny day with a few inches of snow.
Jack's Rake had been on my wish list for few years, but I kept on visiting other parts of the Lakes. Then I saw the potential for using Stickle Ghyll (another Grade 1 scramble) and a swim across Stickle Tarn to access the Rake and so it came to the top of the list. On 26th April things fell into place and I had glorious day: scrambled the Ghyll and swam the tarn on my own, but then scrambled the Rake and then walked round the rest of the Pikes, in the company of 3 lads from Lancashire. It was such a good day I wrote it up as a TR and also posted a short movie on Vimeo.