A mother and 8 year old son took an unusual route up Barf and ended up in some steep and gnarly terrain. Deciding it was probably safer not to go on, and finding the descent equally daunting they requested assistance. A team made a rapid ascent up the normal route past the Bishop expecting the couple to be in the usual rescue hotspot. Having failed to make contact the team searched the fellside finally locating the couple on a tree in a gully. Mother and son were harnessed and roped down to safety.
9 team members – 2 hours 15 minutes