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Great Gable is one the finest mountains in the Lake District National
Park. This picture was taken on a descent from Kirk Fell to Beck Head, which is
the col occupying the foreground with one its two small tarns just visible. One
detail evident in this picture but often neglected are the extensive scree slopes
on the Wasdale side of Great Gable. These offer alternative and more arduous routes
to the summit. Far preferable is the clear ridge seen rising from the Wasdale
Head path. This ridge offers a superb ascent to the summit and is used in
walk 112 described elsewhere on this site. To the left and slightly further
distant can be seen Green Gable, which suffers from being too close to its better
known and dominant neighbour.