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2004 07 06 - Glaramara.

The walk started  near Strands Bridge from where the path climbs up through the woods onto Thornythwaite Fell. Comb Head is visible almost from the start and appears to be the summit until much higher ground is gained. The weather forecast had indicated sunny spells with showers but in the event, although  there were clouds, it was a warm sunny day without a hint of rain. The climb poses no difficulties until just before the summit when the path hits a rock face which requires a degree of climbing skills. However, a slight detour to the right (west) allows you to avoid the worst of the rocks and an easy scramble takes you round and up to the summit. I don't think I have ever been on a mountain where so many other fell tops were visible. There must have been more than fifty summits that could be seen and superb views were to be had in all directions, though sadly, Scafell Pike and Scafell were hidden by Great End. It felt as if the summit of Glaramara was slap bang in the middle of the lake district mountains.


Looking back towards Skiddaw from near the start of the walk. Looks like I've stumbled into a rain forest


Comb Gill with Comb Head and Comb Door in the distance


Lingmell behind Seathwaite Fell and Great Gable climbing above Green Gable and the flanks of Base Brown with Taylor Gill Force centre


Pond plant life


Comb Head


Looking down Comb Gill from not quite the top of Comb Head


The path hits the rock face near Glaramara's summit


Pike O'Blisco centre with the Coniston Fells beyond


 Great Gable and Green Gable with Seatallan getting into the picture behind left


Looking NE with Clough Head, Calfhow Pike (the little bump I think) Great Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise, Whiteside and the Helvellyn range on the horizon


Bowfell, Ore Gap and Esk Pike


Looking north from the southern end of the summit


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