Trail magazine and the British Mountaineering Council present Britain's Mountain Challenges.
It used to be known as Razor Edge, and in this video we head up Blencathra to discover just how sharp Sharp Edge really is. The short answer? Very! But the video will show you so much more. For example, much of the ridge's danger comes not from how knife-like it is, but rather from the rounded, polished quality of much of the rock wear uncountable numbers of passing boots have worn the rock smooth. In the wet this makes Sharp Edge a particularly treacherous place to be - there's a reason that a deep groove below a particularly polished and outward-slanting section of the ridge is known by the local mountain rescue team as 'Usual Gully'.
But it's far from all doom and gloom. If the sense of exposure doesn't have your eyes screwed shut, the airy views from Sharp Edge are astounding, and aside from the slightly necky move over the smoothest section of rock (affectionately referred to as the 'Bad Step'), the going is fairly easy and well within the abilities of a grade 1 scrambler. Plus, the route finishes on the wide, broad and spectacularly situated summit of Blencathra, from where the views over Keswick and beyond into the heart of Lakeland will erase any nervy memories of the clamber up.
In this video, featuring some incredible aerial footage of some breathtaking mountain scenery, we tackle the 'best walkers' route up Britain's highest peak' - the CMD Arête on Ben Nevis.
In this video we take on the challenge of 'Threading the Needle', a short but serious scramble behind one of the Lake District's most iconic mountain features: Napes Needle on Great Gable.
In this video we take on the infamous Aonach Eagach ridge traverse, the longest and narrowest on mainland Britain, to see if the reality lives up to the legend.
It used to be known as Razor Edge, and in this video we head up Blencathra to discover just how sharp Sharp Edge really is.
In this video we take on one of Snowdonia's most popular scrambling routes: a climb up Tryfan's northern shoulder followed by an ascent of Bristly Ridge to the summit of Glyder Fach.
In this video we tackle Jack’s Rake, an ever-popular slanting scramble in the heart of one of the Lake District’s most appealing valleys.
In this video we go in search of the Llech Ddu spur, which winds between the northern cliffs of the mighty Carnedd Dafydd in Snowdonia.
In this video we're looking at Striding Edge: one of the finest ridges in the whole of the Lake District.
In this video we're looking at one of the most dramatic ways up Snowdon – the knife-edge arête of Crib Goch.