Gable Girdle

Start point: Wasdale Head (NY 186 084)

Wasdale Head – Moses Trod – Gavel Neese – Beck Head – Great Gable – Westmorland Cairn – Sty Head – South Traverse – Napes Needle – Sphinx Rock – Moses Trod – Wasdale Head

Distance: 5.8 miles     Total Ascent: 1000 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 15 minutes     Start Time: 09:50

Weather: Bright spells, misty high tops. 6°C

I fancied going west to Wasdale today and decided to climb Great Gable. I drove through sunshine and blue skies to get to a rather misty Wasdale Head but I had high hopes that things would improve as the day went on. I was sort of right as the summit itself was a bit gloomy and frozen but the walk along the south traverse was excellent and there were sunny intervals during this section.

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