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Great Gable from Lingmell

By Andysnapper

After climbing down about a 1000 feet from Scafell Pike to Lingmell Col we then scrambled back up 400 feet to the summit of Lingmell (2648 feet). A completely different place, we were the only people at the summit and from here we could see the constant stream from all directions of people climbing Scafell Pike. As much as I gained a lot of satisfaction from getting to the top I didn't really enjoy the crowds, I (probably selfishly) would like these high places to be secluded and special, but if people like me insist on climbing them then that is never going to happen. Grin
Anyway this is the view looking in the opposite direction, over Lingmell Crags towards Great Gable (899m or 2949 feet). Another iconic Lake District mountain with a very distinctive shape and a fearsome drop on this side.

Thanks for looking and for yesterday's v's and c's. Special thanks to Lynne and Peter for their UA's which are very much appreciated.


Tags: Lake district General Mountains Great gable Landscape and travel Lingmell

Voters: ugly, LynneJoyce, Chinga and 22 more

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LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
29 May 2015 7:08AM
Brilliant choice of POV, great foreground interest in those craggy rocks and a wonderful scene beyond. Take my UA for your efforts (photographic and physical.)
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
29 May 2015 7:34AM
This is beautiful and the rocks make it seem timeless. Very tranquil scene.
Richsr 15 91 223 England
29 May 2015 9:04AM
Good details and view point
11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
29 May 2015 9:21AM
I love the contrasting textures between the foreground and the background. Great image mate.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
IsabelC 7 51 10 Denmark
29 May 2015 10:32AM
Knew it was yours from the thumbnail Wink - another beautifully natural mountain photo. Smile

Isabel Smile
netta1234 10 382 2 Wales
29 May 2015 10:44AM
A brilliant image Smile
Bantu 8 7 1 India
29 May 2015 1:52PM
Andy, I didn't really enjoy the crowds,i love your statement because same is the case with me and respect your capture whihich is superb.

Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
29 May 2015 2:48PM
Beautiful ruggedness. Looks a wonderful place to hike.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
29 May 2015 5:43PM
A magnificent view of this wonderful landscape Andy.

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