Drawing 271: Northwest from Glaramara

Direction of view: NW

Notes: The view is taken from beside the summit cairn, and the foreground is readily identifiable.  AW’s sketch shows gullies on Base Brown; these are not accurate.  There is in fact a single gully where he shows a V shape; there are V shaped gullies, but they are further to the left, out of the picture.

Comments: I took this picture on slide film on 11th June 1988; a hot and sunny day when Peter Messenger and I walked from Stonethwaite over Rosthwaite Fell, Glaramara, Allen Crags and Rosset Pike and down to Dungeon Ghyll.  We had intended to take in Esk Pike and Bowfell, but ran out of time.  Having taken sketch 160 in the morning, this one and 312 were our other bags for the day.

I took this picture for the digital project on 4th August 2012, on a day out with Peter Watson.  We had intended to climb “Corvus” on Raven Crag, but threatening weather put us off.  Instead we went first to Doves Nest caves, then steeply up to the “Great Hollow”.  A cross country ramble followed, via Rosthwaite Cam and Tarn at Leaves to Bessyboot and then the broad ridge to Glaramara, arriving on the summit in fair weather, so I got this sketch and 312 in good conditions, with Peter waiting patiently over a cup of coffee!  Then we headed off for Allen Crags, but with time getting on, descended from the depression to the Grains Gill path, and down that to Stockley Bridge (see Drawing 31).

This view also appears as Lakeland Mountain Drawing 185, it is on page 75 of Wainwright in Lakeland, page 103 of Fellwalking with a Camera, page 92 of Memoirs of a Fellwanderer (together with the photo for comparison) and is the thirteenth photo in Ex-Fellwanderer.  The mountain drawing enhances the stature of High Stile.