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Down Wasdale, From Westmorland cairn on the west side of Great gable, I've climbed Great gable three times, only once intending to do so...( don't ask ) On this occasion I took a most entertaining vertical route down a ravine, not the route I intended, ( are you seeing a pattern here? ) 

If you would like to follow the link to Elizabeth's site, you can see the opposite view of this from down the valley, taken from roughly where that patch of sunlight is,( so I would be under the cloud), needless to say,not on the same day! elizabeth.shutterchance.com

looking West....

Down Wasdale, From Westmorland cairn on the west side of Great gable, I've climbed Great gable three times, only once intending to do so...( don't ask ) On this occasion I took a most entertaining vertical route down a ravine, not the route I intended, ( are you seeing a pattern here? ) 

If you would like to follow the link to Elizabeth's site, you can see the opposite view of this from down the valley, taken from roughly where that patch of sunlight is,( so I would be under the cloud), needless to say,not on the same day! elizabeth.shutterchance.com

comments (20)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Nov 2014, 04:38
This was well worth the climb, amazing view, this is the reward of a long walk smile
Love these old mountains.....
Frank L Croston.: Yes it was, Astrid, it's a wonderful mountain, one of my favourites.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Nov 2014, 06:20
I have seen both now, Frank - your climb sounded exciting
Frank L Croston.: It was, unintentionally! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Nov 2014, 06:44
You'd get a real sense of achievement to climb for this wonderful reward Frank
Frank L Croston.: I did, Chris, it was well worth the effort.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: Where the sun rises first in England
  • 5 Nov 2014, 07:23
memories memories
Frank L Croston.: I'm glad you have them Richard, I know I treasure mine of this area.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Nov 2014, 07:40
Wonder- wonderful - I can admire you to have climbed up Great Gable - as young person I had done it, too, but now it would be impossibe. What a view - grandious!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Philine, it is a wonderful view. I'm glad to hear you have done it too.
It takes my breath away, Frank...especially while trying to imagine what it must have felt like to be on the top of the world!
Frank L Croston.: I didn't have much breath left to take away, Ginnie...smile But it was great to be up there.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 5 Nov 2014, 08:21
Like ELizabeth, you are taking superb views Frank. I just want to be here.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Andrew, I know what you mean.
This is an amazing view. I love the spots of sunlit fields Fabulous shot!
Frank L Croston.: Isn't it great, Mary, thank you.
That is quite a view and a fine picture Frank.....right I'm off to E's
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Bill, hope you enjoy Elizabeth's too...smile
A fine shot Frank, I believe I have this same view from the top taken in 1960 with my trusty Brownie 127 from my school trip to the area I've mentioned before.
Frank L Croston.: It probably won't look much different, Brian...smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Nov 2014, 12:31
What a view. Three times; intending once - must have been a slip smile So you did some ravining - great.
Frank L Croston.: Isn't it great, Louis, yes, an exciting way down! smile
I think the unintended vertical route down was a minor thing in a place with such beauty. well, I didn't take that route, but I am guessing so grin
Frank L Croston.: It all added to a great day, Ayush, a wonderful place.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Nov 2014, 14:46
I've been up Great Gable, too - but just once. I came down some stupidly steep path down the Needles - happy days! You had a far betetr day for your walk, though.
Frank L Croston.: On this occasion the weather was ok, unlike the last time, when I was supposed to be going up Kirk fell! The rain was Durango like...smile I'll tell you about it some time.
Perfection, Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Pauline...Unlike my route finding! smile
Well done you and well worth it to see this view Frank. Fabulous
Frank L Croston.: Thanks very much, Janet.
You have made this climb very worthwhile Frank... just look at the magnificent panorama that you captured...

the mounds of rocks framed at the top Westmorland cairn makes me think that the glaciers from the ice age... took a dump before moving on grin

about (don't ask)... i remember the time that you climbed the Great Gable in near darkness on a cold day when you lost your bearings on your way back down the mountain....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Peter, ha, yes, actually I lost my way on the way up, once I got to the top I knew the way down! smile
Isn't there a novel called "The Accidental Tourist"?
Phew, what a sight! It was definitely worth to climb. It is most interesting to look at Elizabeth's picture at the same time...
Frank L Croston.: A great view, Richard, thanks. We thought it might be interesting to do that.
I love this view! I wish I could've been there with you! Maybe next time! smile
Frank L Croston.: It is a great view isn't it? I'll have to try out my altitude trained lungs if we do...smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Nov 2014, 06:08
It is a superb view, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: That it is, Ray, a wonderful place.

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