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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Great Gable; Green Gable & Base Brown: from Seathwaite

With: Rhodri "Rodders" Pritchard & Ferg
Where: Borrowdale, Lake District
Weather: High pressure still persisted yesterday giving a dry, still day (apart from Windy Gap). Cloud above the summits

Great Gable was another of those missing pieces in the Lakes jigsaw for me until yesterday. I wasn't disappointed - what a great mountain!

It was Rodders last day & we set off with Ferg from Seathwaite on a still mild day, not the sunshine of the evening before on Helvellyn but nevertheless quite pleasant conditions. There was still plenty of water in Sour Milk Gill as we ascended alongside of it. We headed into Gillercomb & then doubled back on ourselves to take in the summit of Base Brown (this was also a first for me).

After lunch we re-traced our steps & headed up on to the summit of Green Gable before giving up height & dropping down into "Windy Gap" then beginning the steep ascent of Great Gable. Some short sections of hands and feet scrambling with a good "aspect" looking back towards  Sprinkling Tarn before crossing the shattered rock of the summit plateau to reach the memorial plaque. We got good views all round - great summit! Our return was via the Mountain Rescue post; Sty Head Tarn & ultimately Stockley Bridge.
Ferg on Base Brown

Memorial Plaque

Crossing the Shattered Rock to the Summit

Wast Water

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