Great Gable from Wasdale Head via Sty Head

Sun 12 Dec 2004

Route: Wasdale Head - Sty Head - Breast Route - Great Gable - Breast Route - Sty Head - Wasdale Head

Distance: 6.00 miles

Ascent: 2,700ft

Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

With: Anne


Great Gable was clear of cloud and in sunshine but many of the surrounding fells, including the Scafells, where hidden by cloud.

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Looking up Wastwater to Great Gable

Crossing Gable Beck on route to Sty Head

Great Napes on Great Gable in sunshine

Yewbarrow with Wasdale Head still in shade

The stretcher box at Sty Head with Lingmell behind

Heading up the Breast Route with Styhead Tarn below

The Fell and Rock Climbing Club's war memorial on Great Gable summit

Kirk Fell from Great Gable

Kirk Fell, Ennerdale in shade and the High Stile ridge from 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.

Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Green Gable with Base Brown beyond as we head back down the Breast Route

Looking back up towards Great Gable's summit

Great Napes on the left and Kern Knotts on the right

Looking down on Wasdale Head

A rescue helicopter, out training, passing in front of Piers Gill

Great Gable from the Wasdale Head Inn

Previous Walk: Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Miterdale (Fri 10 Dec 2004)

Next Walk: High Rigg and Castlerigg Stone Circle (Fri 17 Dec 2004)

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