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Great Gable & Kirk Fell, beautiful day in The Lakes !

Great Gable & Kirk Fell, beautiful day in The Lakes !


Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:30 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Great Gable, Kirk Fell

Hewitts included on this walk: Great Gable, Kirk Fell

Date walked: 21/11/2021

Time taken: 6

Distance: 9.1 km

Ascent: 1027m

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The Route:


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The Movie - incl. all the hike,
route coverage and views:





The Weather Forecast for GREAT GABLE:

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The Forecast looked great to get some clear views, but the temperature and wind denoted more than just fresh air !
:lol: :crazy: :lol: :D :lol: :lol: :lol:


The Hike in Pictures:

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Arriving in the Morning with a promising view. Great Gable in the centre.

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Morning's colours over Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Scafell.

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Wasdale Head Car Park. The cold temperature, cold air and strong wind forced everyone to use the jacket at the bottom already...

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The nice Duo - my target for that day.

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Entry to the Hills...

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Ascending...Kirk Fell

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Looking back from the Horizon

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Pillar, Scoat Fell, Red Pike and Yewbarrow...( right to left )

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Great Gable looks different from this angle ( the top of Kirk Fell ) than the shape from the car park view.

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Kirk Fell summit

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Wast Water, Scafell, Scafell Pike and Lingmell...

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The neighbours again...

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Great Gable - next target !

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Great Gable looking really GREAT !!!

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Getting closer...

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...and closer

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Descended Kirk Fell

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Further view back towards Kirk Fell and the descend route

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Ascending Great Gable

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Looking back to Kirk Fell

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Enjoying the views...

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...and more views

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Higher Up

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Happy Chap !

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Nearly Summit !

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The Summit of Great Gable with Memorial

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Towards Scafell Pike

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Towards Kirk Fell and behind

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Towards East

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Towards Wast Water, Kirk Fell...and more

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South...

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Time to descend...

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View from the Path towards car park

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Lunch with a view on the lower level ( less Wind ).

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Looking back to Great Gable

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Nearly bottom...

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Nice Footbridge

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Despite the cold I really enjoyed the beautiful day.......See you next time !
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:56 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Great Gable & Kirk Fell, beautiful day in The Lakes !

Postby dav2930 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:46 am

Nice day, nice walk, nice video and nice music Petr. The moment at the summit of Great Gable where you show the FRCC memorial, and "Danny Boy" kicks in, was inspired!

I was daft enough to be out on the fells (Ullscarf) the day before, which turned out to be damp and miserable - a total contrast to the fine, sunny day you enjoyed. :clap:
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Re: Great Gable & Kirk Fell, beautiful day in The Lakes !

Postby Pointless Parasite » Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:22 pm

Nice video :clap:. Not sure what the helicopter was doing in the area. There was a MRT callout for a couple of walkers cragfast on Scafell Pike but I don't think a helicopter was used. The weather looked great but very cold.
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Re: Great Gable & Kirk Fell, beautiful day in The Lakes !

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:38 pm

dav2930 wrote:Nice day, nice walk, nice video and nice music Petr. The moment at the summit of Great Gable where you show the FRCC memorial, and "Danny Boy" kicks in, was inspired!

I was daft enough to be out on the fells (Ullscarf) the day before, which turned out to be damp and miserable - a total contrast to the fine, sunny day you enjoyed. :clap:

Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed the video movie & the music :D It was really beautiful, clear, sunny day, but cold and windy...just as the Forecast said :)
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Re: Great Gable & Kirk Fell, beautiful day in The Lakes !

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:44 pm

Pointless Parasite wrote:Nice video :clap:. Not sure what the helicopter was doing in the area. There was a MRT callout for a couple of walkers cragfast on Scafell Pike but I don't think a helicopter was used. The weather looked great but very cold.

Thank you for watching the video movie :D , glad you like it as it shows more than the pictures :thumbup:
Not sure about the helicopter, but left shortly after landing so probably picked up someone waiting there, hope nothing serious... :roll:
You are right about the Weather: Great visibility, but more than just fresh cold ! :D
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Re: Great Gable & Kirk Fell, beautiful day in The Lakes !

Postby Chris Henshall » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:08 pm

Thanks for that - a really enjoyable watch!
I was especially interested because your film shows a prominent reverse scarp (at 7.20.mins. from below and at 7.40.mins. from the summit) which runs across Kirk Fell's south west facing slope above Mosedale. It's the top end of a system of large scale rotational slumps which became active towards the end of the last ice age but which, unlike the one which created Dove Crags on Grasmoor, never failed completely. The scarps show up really well in your film (and on air photos like, say, those on Google Maps) and make you realise how different the shape of Kirk Fell would be if these slopes had failed as the last major Mosedale glacier disappeared around 15,000 years ago!
You must have enjoyed the day - the lighting and the autumn colours in the film are spectacular!
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Re: Great Gable & Kirk Fell, beautiful day in The Lakes !

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:48 pm

Chris Henshall wrote:Thanks for that - a really enjoyable watch!
I was especially interested because your film shows a prominent reverse scarp (at 7.20.mins. from below and at 7.40.mins. from the summit) which runs across Kirk Fell's south west facing slope above Mosedale. It's the top end of a system of large scale rotational slumps which became active towards the end of the last ice age but which, unlike the one which created Dove Crags on Grasmoor, never failed completely. The scarps show up really well in your film (and on air photos like, say, those on Google Maps) and make you realise how different the shape of Kirk Fell would be if these slopes had failed as the last major Mosedale glacier disappeared around 15,000 years ago!
You must have enjoyed the day - the lighting and the autumn colours in the film are spectacular!

Thank you for watching, glad you enjoyed the video. Some interesting things about it, your knowledge is impressive :clap: :clap: :clap: Thanks for the geological education. I did read and have watched some documentary information about Ben Nevis and Assynt / Torridon mountains but I did not know much about those in the Lakes. :thumbup:
Autumn is beautiful in the mountains and I really enjoyed the beautiful day :D Cheers
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Re: Great Gable & Kirk Fell, beautiful day in The Lakes !

Postby Chris Henshall » Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:51 pm

The film was a real pleasure to watch and I think that knowing something about the geology and glaciology of the hills really adds to my enjoyment of spending time in them. I didn't stumble across the importance of large scale post-glacial slope failures in modifying mountain landscapes until relatively recently but, once you know about them, you start to find evidence for them all over the place - and some of them are massive! The biggest (incomplete) mass movement of this type which I know about in Scotland is on the southern slopes of Beinn Fahada in Kintail (see photo below) where the reverse scarps are large enough to show up in the 1:25,000 contours and have even ponded up a series of small pools running at right angles to the slope. Similar mass movements are beginning to occur in the European Alps as the walls of the glacial troughs lose their support as the valley glaciers below them retreat; for example, part of the eastern flank of the Eiger started to fail in July, 2006. (Go to https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/abs/landslides/2006-eiger-rockslide-european-alps/3808F14DB7B4865A08DB40EA67A044DF.)
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South side of Bheinn Fhada
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Re: Great Gable & Kirk Fell, beautiful day in The Lakes !

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:12 pm

Chris Henshall wrote:The film was a real pleasure to watch and I think that knowing something about the geology and glaciology of the hills really adds to my enjoyment of spending time in them. I didn't stumble across the importance of large scale post-glacial slope failures in modifying mountain landscapes until relatively recently but, once you know about them, you start to find evidence for them all over the place - and some of them are massive! The biggest (incomplete) mass movement of this type which I know about in Scotland is on the southern slopes of Beinn Fahada in Kintail (see photo below) where the reverse scarps are large enough to show up in the 1:25,000 contours and have even ponded up a series of small pools running at right angles to the slope. Similar mass movements are beginning to occur in the European Alps as the walls of the glacial troughs lose their support as the valley glaciers below them retreat; for example, part of the eastern flank of the Eiger started to fail in July, 2006. (Go to https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/abs/landslides/2006-eiger-rockslide-european-alps/3808F14DB7B4865A08DB40EA67A044DF.)
South side of Bheinn Fhada.png

Thank you, really glad you enjoyed the video and happy that you found something useful there for your research. Looks really interesting...I believe you are enjoying the mountains even more when you know these things and your view is richer by the way. :clap: :clap: :clap:
All the Best and many more discoveries ! :thumbup:
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