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Cramp on Striding Edge

February 14, 2022

February 13, 2022 4.40 pm

On Sunday 13/02/22 at 16:30hrs the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called with regard to a walker on Striding Edge who was struggling with cramp and could not go on.

The team leader made phone contact and the casualty and his friend were advised to retrace their step back to safer ground. The casualty had cramp due to fatigue, combined with wet and cold weather.

Out of precaution due to the location the team went on the fell to walk towards the pair. The casualty and his friend started to warm themselves once they began to move again. They managed to get back to the start of Striding Edge and then met the team on their way down into Grisedale and were escorted safely back down.

The rescue lasted 2.5hrs and involved 15 team members.