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Will it be clag again or 3rd time lucky on Gable?

Will it be clag again or 3rd time lucky on Gable?


Postby L-Hiking » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:47 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Brandreth, Fleetwith Pike, Great Gable, Green Gable, Grey Knotts

Hewitts included on this walk: Brandreth, Fleetwith Pike, Great Gable, Green Gable

Date walked: 23/08/2011

Time taken: 4

Distance: 11.7 km

Ascent: 750m

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Here I go again left York with the hope that I would at last see the view into Wasdale from the top of Gable.

On the two previous visits all I saw was clag and heard a few voices in the mist. Arrived at Honistor car park around 10am and suprisingly there was not much activity. There was clear views in all directions...Ye Haa! :lol: Am I going to be lucky?

I had decided to first of all venture to the top of Fleetwith Pike and then with a clear view of Gable follow along Moses Trod along to the col between Gable and Kirk Fell and climb the steep face to the top and enjoy the 'Best view in England' with my flask of coffee and a sandwich. :
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Honister Crag
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Beautiful Buttermere from Fleetwith Pike
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Me enjoying the sunshine
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Butter Mere and the High Stile Range
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Gable..In Clag again!!! I dont believe it, well I am here now so off I go to enjoy the view in my mind.
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Windy Gap you can see some walkers near the top scrambling up the scree slope
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Sunny in Ennerdale
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Wasdale below the mist which can be just seen hovering above me like a Halo
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My first ever view from the top..The Halo is still above me tho...Stay There!!
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The Scafells in Clag!!
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Found a sheltered spot to have my sandwich enjoying the view towards the Langdales, Bowfell and Great End
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Gable Crag from green Gable and without the clag now
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The car park is way down there at Honistor. I was beginning to think I should have took the easire route back via the old tram way instead traversing Brandreth and Grey Knotts and facing this steep desent. I just knew it would cause havoc with my knees..no walking pole neither. Any hang gliders around?
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Re: Will it be clag again or 3rd time lucky on Gable?

Postby johnnyaztec » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:59 pm

Glad you finally got your view.Looked like a good walking day ,overcast not too hot.
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Re: Will it be clag again or 3rd time lucky on Gable?

Postby susanmyatt » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:07 pm

Gable seems to get this more than any other top, we've had the same problems but when it's clear wow 8)
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