/ Close call on Sharp Edge yesterday

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icnoble on 14 May 2017
If you go on Ground Conditions In UK Mountain Areas Facebook page you will see a video uploaded by a walker who slipped on Sharp Edge Blencathra. He was lucky not to have been seriously injured or even killed.
nathan79 - on 14 May 2017
In reply to icnoble:

A lucky escape indeed. Not exactly what I'd call a good conditions for scrambling.
icnoble on 14 May 2017
In reply to nathan79:

Agreed, I have wanted to do Sharp Edge for a long time but each time I have been it has been damp so turned back.
Tom the tall on 14 May 2017
In reply to icnoble:
Local MRT had a flying visit to Sharp edge yesterday:

http://keswickmrt.org.uk/sharp-edge-32/
wercat on 15 May 2017
In reply to icnoble:
good place and time to be concentrating on making a video, remarkable sense.


in fact with such an obsession with taking electronic gadgets for selfie purposes in the hills we might see a new generation of "snuff" movies.
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tripehound - on 15 May 2017
In reply to icnoble:
> Agreed, I have wanted to do Sharp Edge for a long time but each time I have been it has been damp so turned back.

A good tip, if the tricky slab is wet and you do not fancy it, take off your boots and walk across it in your socks with ease, then boots back on to finish the ridge. Its an old rock climbing trick ( wool socks over climbing shoes) for when its wet, it works a treat.

Damp feet is a small price to pay, for not turning back or worse slipping off.
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