The Wednesday was our first really good weather day of the trip. It started out less promising - low cloud was still covering the hills - but my dad was confident that it would be lifting and that we could head up high that day. We set off a bit later than usual for a long walk because of the cloud, and arrived at the Wasdale Head Inn at about 11.30am. By that time, the cloud had almost lifted and it was looking promising.
Luckily this was only a relatively short stretch, and was worth it for some great views at the top of the ridge.
This meant our route went down slightly into the next valley, and then right, up towards the gap.
And Green Gable wasn't even our final destination, it was time for us to tackle Great Gable. This meant descending back down to the Windy Gap and then following the path up from there, which you can just about make out in the pictures above and below.
Eventually, though, it was time to start making our way back down. We were planning to have dinner and drinks at the Wasdale Head Inn, and as we'd set off late, the clock was ticking on. Our route led us down a steep path straight from the summit of Great Gable to the Styhead Pass.
We reached Styhead Pass relatively quickly and after that the path down was gentler, running along the side of Great Gable, above the Lingmell Beck.
Tired, but satisfied, we headed to the Wasdale Head Inn for dinner and drinks. We knew the next day was going to be the big one - Scafell Pike and a ridge walk. And that will be my next post, so keep a look out.