Great Gable from Honister Hause

Thu 3 Mar 2011

Route: Honister Pass - Drum House - Moses' Trod - Beck Head - Great Gable - Windy Gap - Green Gable - Gillercomb Head - Gillercomb Head Tarns - Brandreth - Grey Knotts Tarns - Grey Knotts - Honister Pass

Distance: 6.00 miles

Ascent: 2,350ft

Time: 3 hours 50 minutes

With: On own


Blue sky and sunshine, little wind, my jacket stayed in my rucsac for the whole walk

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Looking back to Honister Hause

Pillar on the left, the very top of Haystacks centre and High Crag & High Stile on the right from the Drum House

High Crag and High Stile with Buttermere and Crummock Water far below

Ennerdale, Pillar on the left and the High Stile ridge on the right


Haystacks, High Crag and High Stile

Looking over Beck Head to Kirk Fell

Kirk Fell with Pillar behind from the climb to Great Gable's summit

Wasdale from the Westmorland Cairn

Looking steeply down on Tophet Bastion and the upper wall of the Napes, with the scree of Great Hell Gate running down to the left

Hazy to the south

Green Gable with Base Brown behind as I head for Windy Gap

Windy Gap and Green Gable

Ennerdale from Green Gable's summit

Looking over Gillercomb Head to Brandreth


Towards Pillar from one of the small tarns at Gillercomb Head

Brandreth's summit

Follow the fence to Grey Knotts

The Glaramara to Allen Crags ridge with Bowfell and Esk Pike on the far right

Grey Knott's summit

Honister Hause with Dale Head behind from the descent off Grey Knotts

Previous Walk: Angletarn Pikes, Angle Tarn and Brock Crags (Sat 26 Feb 2011)

Next Walk: A Coledale Round (Sun 13 Mar 2011)

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