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Panorama 248 - Great Gable

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
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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.

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