Kirk Fell and Great Gable

Sat 31 Dec 2005

Route: Wasdale Head - Black Sail Pass - Kirk Fell - Kirkfell Tarn - Kirk Fell (East Top) - Beckhead Tarn - Beck Head - Great Gable - Sty Head - Wasdale Head

Distance: 7.75 miles

Ascent: 3,320ft

Time: 4 hours 50 minutes

With: David Hall


Rain, sleet, snow, cloud base 1,800ft but warmer than of late

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Mosedale from the Black Sail Pass path

Looking up Gatherstone Beck towards Black Sail Pass

Black Sail Pass

Kirkfell Tarn

Descending to Beck Head. The tarn, which can just be made out, was partly frozen

FRCC war memorial at Great Gable's summit

Styhead Tarn from the Breast Route

Great End, briefly out of cloud, and Skew Gill

The Stretcher Box at Sty Head

Wasdale Head and Lingmell Beck from the Sty Head path

Wasdale Head

RAF Rescue helicopter at Wasdale Head

RAF Rescue helicopter at Wasdale Head

Previous Walk: Longside Edge and Skiddaw (Thu 29 Dec 2005)

Next Walk: Loughrigg Fell (Sun 1 Jan 2006)

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