Kirk Fell direct and Great Gable

Sat 7 Dec 2002

Route: Wasdale Head - Kirk Fell - Kirkfell Tarn - Kirk Fell (East Top) - Beckhead Tarn - Beck Head - Great Gable - Sty Head - St Olaf's church - Wasdale Head

Distance: 6.00 miles

Ascent: 3,320ft

Time: 5 hours 25 minutes

With: Anne


Windy out of the valley

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Wasdale Head Inn

Kirk Fell, we took the direct route

Looking back down on Wasdale Head, with Illgill Head and Wastwater in the distance, from near the start of the climb up Kirk Fell

Steep grass, Kirk Fell direct

Steep scree, Kirk Fell direct

Wasdale, Yewbarrow and Red Pike, taken while climbing Kirk Fell

Wasdale from the direct route, Kirk Fell

Looking across to Great Gable

Pillar and High Stile from Kirk Fell's summit

360 Panorama from Kirk Fell's summit

Kirk Fell's east top, Kirkfell Tarn (there are actually two tarns) and Great Gable

The Scafells from Kirkfell Tarn

Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Black Crag and Pillar from Kirk Fell

Green Gable and Great Gable from Kirk Fell

Looking down into Ennerdale with the High Stile ridge and Haystacks behind

Nearing the top of Great Gable from the route up from Beck Head

Nearing the top of Great Gable from the route up from Beck Head

Wastwater and Wasdale Head from Great Gable

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

Great Gable's summit

Southwest to north panorama from Great Gable's summit

Wasdale from the Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

The Langdale Pikes in the distance behind the Glaramara to Allen Crags ridge from the descent to Sty Head off Great Gable

Yewbarrow and Wasdale Head from the Sty Head path

Inside St Olafs, Wasdale Head

The Fell and Rock Climbing Club Memorial window - 'I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my strength.'

Previous Walk: Seatallan (Fri 6 Dec 2002)

Next Walk: Wastwater Screes (Sun 8 Dec 2002)

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