Great Gable from Honister Pass

Sun 19 Feb 2006

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 - Drum House - Honister Pass

Distance: 6.25 miles

Ascent: 2,350ft

Time: 4 hours 45 minutes

With: David & Jennifer Hall and Anne


Blue sky and sunshine to start with cloud building.

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Looking back down on Honister Pass with a snowy Helvellyn ridge in the distance

Pillar on the left and High Crag and High Stile on the right from the Drum House

Looking across Dubs Bottom to Pillar, Haystacks, High Crag and High Stile

Zooming in on Buttermere, Crummock Water and Mellbreak

Haystacks and the High Stile ridge, Blackbeck Tarn, Crummock Water and Buttermere

Westerly panorama from Moses' Trod. Pillar, Ennerdale, High Stile ridge, Buttermere and the Grasmoor fells

Pillar and Ennerdale


Wasdale from our ascent of Great Gable from Beck Head

Kirk Fell from Great Gable

The steep climb up from Beck Head to Great Gable's summit

Wasdale from the Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Leaving Great Gable's summit for Windy Gap, Allen Crags ahead

Green Gable from Great Gable

Gable Crag from Green Gable

Allen Crags, Bowfell, Esk Pike, Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike and Scafell from Green Gable's summit

Heading for Brandreth from Green Gable

Looking back to Green Gable and Great Gable

Brandreth's summit

Looking towards Great End and Great Gable from one of the Grey Knotts' tarns

Grey Knotts' summit tor

Heading back down the tramway to Honister Pass

Previous Walk: Fairfield Horseshoe (Sat 18 Feb 2006)

Next Walk: A Boredale Round (Sat 25 Feb 2006)

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