Conditions were good on the approach, we pulled off at Scale and followed a farming track to a small layby before heading up the fell. As Sharp Edge came into view we crossed the snow line, soft powdery snow on wet rock out my mind on the ridge. We were of course fully prepared for winter conditions and so we cracked on up to the ridge. At the foot of the ridge the wind was extremely strong, unusually I put my goggles on and wrapped up for the exposed ridge scramble. The ridge was good, with a few tricky spots, the snow was powder so we opted to climb without crampons, using and axe as "piolet canne" for stability, the soft snow burying any useful features coupled with the slippery rock and gusts made for an interesting traverse. The step down before the slabs up to the summit was tricky in the conditions and the transition to the slab was very sketchy, we used the shelter of the step to fit our crampons and carefully finished up the slabs onto the summit plateau. Wind gusting and obligatory selfy complete we headed down to the valley.
Sharp Edge has been on my tick list for a while, and since events last year had become an essential tick to complete.