It was a righteously early 5 am start this morning for a quick (no traffic) drive over to the Lake District and a short scramble up Sharp Edge. The circuit down via Hallsfell ridge adds an entertaining and, if you follow the ridge line, an airy descent. All done and home in time for lunch. I have to say both of these are a relative breeze in the dry but completely different propositions in the wet - the slick, polished stone on Sharp Edge is lethal in the wet, and I have turned around at the slab step the last two times I have tried it.
I was back to the car by 10 and home for lunch, nice little breakfast round!
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