An example of an arête in the Lake District, UK. An arête is a ridge formed by glacial erosion. Aretes are often formed where the steep backwalls of two adjacent corries meet. Striding Edge in the Lake District is a good example of an arete, formed during the last ice age. Retrieved from "https://gcse.wikia.org/wiki/Ar%C3%AAte?oldid=5345" Categories: Geography Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.