Glaramara to Great Gable

Sat 3 Sep 2005

Route: Seatoller - Mountain View cottages/Stands Bridge - Thornythwaite Fell - Glaramara - High House Tarn - Allen Crags - Lower Esk Hause - Sprinkling Tarn - Sty Head - Great Gable - Windy Gap - Green Gable - Gillercomb - Sourmilk Gill - Seathwaite

Distance: 9.50 miles

Ascent: 4,300ft

Time: 7 hours

With: Peter Huzan (and Anne until Sty Head)


Hazy sunshine, windy at times

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Thornythwaite Fell, our line of ascent

Combe Gill looking towards Comb Head

The view north from Thornythwaite Fell with Skiddaw and Derwent Water in the distance

Honister Crag and Dale Head from Thornythwaite Fell

Anne ascending the short scramble onto Glaramara's summit

The Helvellyn ridge to the east from Glaramara

Pike O' Blisco on the left and Bowfell on the right with the Coniston Fells in the distance from Glaramara's summt

Great Gable and Green Gable with Pillar behind from Glaramara

Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags, Ill Crag, Great End, Lingmell, Seatallan, Great Gable and Green Gable from Glaramara

The Langdale Pikes from High House Tarn

Looking back to Glaramara from the ascent of Allen Crags

Great End from Allen Crags

Great Gable and Green Gable from Sprinkling Tarn

Styhead Tarn from the Breast Route up Great Gable

Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike, Scafell and Lingmell from our ascent of Great Gable

Looking back to Sprinkling Tarn with Allen Crags behind from Great Gable

Wastwater from the Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Looking down on Wasdale Head from the Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

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

Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike and Scafell with Lingmell in front from Great Gable

Green Gable from Great Gable

Looking across to Allen Crags and Great End from the route up Green Gable from Windy Gap

Kirk Fell and Pillar from Green Gable

Ennerdale, the High Stile ridge, Haystacks and the Buttermere valley from Green Gable's summit

Kirk Fell to Grasmoor from Green Gable's summit

Gillercomb Buttress (Raven Crag)


Looking down on Seathwaite from the top of Sourmilk Gill

Previous Walk: Murton Fell and High Cup Nick (Sun 21 Aug 2005)

Next Walk: Sail plus (Sat 10 Sep 2005)

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