Saturday, 1 July 2000

Glaramara

Glaramara seen from Great End
Height: 783m (2,569ft)
Prominence: 121m (397ft)
Region: Southern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Shelter and cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
A Combe Gill Round - 29/05/2016
Rosthwaite Fell & Glaramara - 26/01/2015
Glaramara's stony summit
What Wainwright said:

"Prominent in the mid-Borrowdale scene is the bulky fell of Glaramara, which, with an ally in Rosthwaite Fell, seems to throw a great barrier across the valley. The most notable feature is a gigantic hollow scooped out of the craggy mountain wall - this is Comb Gill, a splendid example of a hanging valley".

Glaramara is a substantial fell that is part of a long ridge that stretches for over six kilometres from Stonethwaite in Borrowdale up to the important mountain pass of Esk Hause.

The fell's unusual and pleasant sounding name, previously only applied to the summit rocks, has now been accepted as the name for the whole fell. Like many fells of the district the name comes from a series of Old Norse words which in this case is translated as “Hill with the mountain hut by a chasm”.

The view from the top of the fell is very good. Glaramara’s position in the centre of the Lake District and its relative isolation from other fells by deep valleys gives a good all round panorama with the view north down Borrowdale towards Skiddaw being especially fine.

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