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Great Gable is a desert landscape. Rivers of dry scree tumble down the parched sides. From afar these snakes of rock do offer the walker the promise of some water, but the hope soon dispels. I camped on the neighbouring mountain Kirk Fell where the flat summit does offer some sour peaty water. The pass between the two, Beck Head, is steep and from the north face of Kirk Fell, in this view, the wall of rock drops alarmingly offering no prospect of an easy descent. The views are superb , a full view of the massif of Scafell and Wasdale and then across to the squat-summit of Great Gable which hidden from the very earliest of the day’s light then burst into the full light of morning.