Sharp Edge (28)
Callout Date: 13/04/2023
Callout Time: 11:25 am
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT
Two female walkers were attempting to climb Sharp Edge. They reached the bad step but were unable to either continue or retreat due to the snowy conditions. A passerby offered to assist but when he slipped and fell a short distance, fortunately harming only his pride, they decided to stay where they were and wait for Mountain Rescue. KMRT attended the scene, rigged a safety line along the ridge for the casualties and equipped them with harnesses and helmets. They were assisted along the ridge then lowered to the “Chicken Path”. Both casualties were then walked back down to Mousethwaite Comb.
15 Team members – 4 hours 35 minutes