Great Gable plus

Sat 15 Feb 2003

Route: Honister Pass - Grey Knotts - Grey Knotts Tarns - Brandreth - Gillercomb Head Tarns - Gillercomb Head - Green Gable - Windy Gap - Great Gable - Beck Head - Beckhead Tarn - Kirk Fell (East Top) - Kirk Fell - Black Sail Pass - Beck Head - Moses' Trod - Drum House - Honister Pass

Distance: 9.50 miles

Ascent: 3,600ft

Time: 7 hours 20 minutes

With: Anne, Andy Wallace and Jill Rowland


Blue sky, sunshine and light winds

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Dale Head from the climb up Grey Knotts from Honister Pass

360 Panorama from Grey Knotts' summit

Buttermere from Grey Knotts summit

Brandreth's summit

360 Panorama from Brandreth's summit

Pillar from Gillercomb Head

Looking down into Gillercomb

Kirk Fell, Pillar and the High Stile ridge from Green Gable

The northwestern fells from Green Gable summit

360 Panorama from Green Gable's summit

Windy Gap and Great Gable from Green Gable

Heading up Great Gable from Windy Gap

Green Gable from the ascent of Great Gable

Great Gable summit

Crossing the snow to get to the summit rocks

360 Panorama from Great Gable's summit

Looking down on Beck Head with Kirk Fell and Pillar beyond

Wasdale and Yewbarrow from the descent to Beck Head

A frozen Beckhead Tarn

Looking back to Great Gable from the climb up Kirk Fell

Great Gable and the Scafells from Kirk Fell's summit

Black Sail Pass

Wastwater from Beck Head

Buttermere from Moses' Trod

Ennerdale and Buttermere separated by Haystacks and the High Stile ridge from Moses' Trod

The Helvellyn ridge from the Drum House above Honister Pass

Previous Walk: Little Town to Honister Pass (Sun 9 Feb 2003)

Next Walk: High Tove and Armboth Fell (Sun 16 Feb 2003)

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