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Seferix

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TR - Steel Fell from Grasmere
« on: 10:45:32, 13/12/17 »
My first trip report of a walk completed just a couple of weeks ago.


Full Report:
http://www.lakedistrict-walks.co.uk/2017/November/23.11.2017_Steel_Fell.html


Steel Fell from Grasmere
Distance: 7.46km (4.63 Miles)
Ascent: 568m (1863ft)
Time: 4 hours



The chosen route is up Cotra Breast - the ridge up from Grasmere. Clear path seen from the valley floor.





Three ridges coming down from the higher fells.



Helm Crag with Loughrigg Fell behind and a small section of Grasmere (lake).



The summit of Steel Fell.



Snow on Helvellyn and the other higher fells. You can just make out the summit shelter from here.
214 Wainwrights Completed Once, 173 a Second

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Ridge

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Re: TR - Steel Fell from Grasmere
« Reply #1 on: 12:36:30, 13/12/17 »
All lovely photos.
Cotra Breast is a killer, it is so steep and goes up for ever.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

Seferix

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Re: TR - Steel Fell from Grasmere
« Reply #2 on: 12:44:26, 13/12/17 »
All lovely photos.
Cotra Breast is a killer, it is so steep and goes up for ever.


Not as bad as the front breast on Kirk Fell! Thats 800m of ascent in bout 1km distance. That was a killer!
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April

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Re: TR - Steel Fell from Grasmere
« Reply #3 on: 12:46:16, 13/12/17 »
Great report with lovely pics on your website  O0

I love the view of Thirlmere from Steel Fell  :)

We have been enjoying watching your vids on your you tube channel, great drone footage   O0

Now, up the front of Kirk Fell? I have never wanted to go up that way, it looks horrendous!
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Seferix

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Re: TR - Steel Fell from Grasmere
« Reply #4 on: 13:51:16, 13/12/17 »
Now, up the front of Kirk Fell? I have never wanted to go up that way, it looks horrendous!


Thanks :)


This video I found by the BMC shows a short clip of the front ridge up Kirk Fell... Its as steep as it looks...

Its at about 55 seconds...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09jNaCIPmPA
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Re: TR - Steel Fell from Grasmere
« Reply #5 on: 14:07:37, 13/12/17 »
This video I found by the BMC shows a short clip of the front ridge up Kirk Fell... Its as steep as it looks...
I had plans to go up Kirk Fell that way some time but the clip hasn't encouraged me.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

April

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Re: TR - Steel Fell from Grasmere
« Reply #6 on: 17:49:58, 13/12/17 »
It looks as horrendous as I remember it when looking up from Wasdale Head  :)
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Re: TR - Steel Fell from Grasmere
« Reply #7 on: 18:01:56, 13/12/17 »
Great report and photos; Steel Fell is still on my to do list and I'm inspired to climb this fell on my next trip :)  Is the ascent straightforward? Thanks, Henry :)

Seferix

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Re: TR - Steel Fell from Grasmere
« Reply #8 on: 09:07:41, 14/12/17 »
Great report and photos; Steel Fell is still on my to do list and I'm inspired to climb this fell on my next trip :)  Is the ascent straightforward? Thanks, Henry :)


Yes pretty easy to follow. When you get to Helmside and go through the gate by the National Trust Green Burn Sign, turn right to join the ridge and its a simple path all the way to the top.
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Re: TR - Steel Fell from Grasmere
« Reply #9 on: 12:50:45, 14/12/17 »
Excellent TR and photos. Thanks for posting.  O0

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Re: TR - Steel Fell from Grasmere
« Reply #10 on: 22:44:37, 14/12/17 »
Love the rainbow in the first photo 8)
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