Gillercomb Round

Mon 29 Dec 2003

Route: Seathwaite, Borrowdale - Sourmilk Gill - Gillercomb - Base Brown - Green Gable - Gillercomb Head Tarns - Brandreth - Grey Knotts Tarns - Grey Knotts - Seathwaite

Distance: 5.75 miles

Ascent: 2,620ft

Time: 3 hours 55 minutes

With: On Own


Blue sky, snow on the tops, light winds

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Base Bown from near Seathwaite

Sourmilk Gill, Borrowdale

Looking northwards, down Borrowdale

Raven Crag (Gillercomb Buttress)

Esk Pike and Great End from Base Brown's summit

360 Panorama from Base Brown's summit

Looking over Borrowdale and Rosthwaite Fell to the Helvellyn range from Base Brown

Green Gable and the top of Great Gable

Looking back to Base Brown from the ascent of Green Gable with the Helvellyn ridge in the distance

Looking east to the Langdale Pikes

Looking north to Blencathra with Skiddaw on the far left and the Dodds on the right

Great Gable from Green Gable summit

Kirk Fell and Pillar


Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike and Scafell from Green Gable's summit

Northwesterly panorama from Green Gable summit

High Crag, Haystacks, Buttermere, Crummock Water and Grasmoor from Green Gable

Looking north to Brandreth


Looking back to Green Gable and Great Gable

The Helvellyn ridge from Brandreth's summit

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Brandreth

Pillar, Ennerdale, High Stile, Buttermere and Grasmoor from Brandreth

The northwestern fells from Grey Knott's western top

Glaramara, the Scafells and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Looking down on Seathwaite from above the Plumbago mines

Previous Walk: Murton Pike from Murton (Mon 22 Dec 2003)

Next Walk: Greenhead Gill Round (Tue 30 Dec 2003)

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