Two walkers ascending Barf decided to take different routes up after getting to the tricky section at Slape crag. They arranged to meet up at the Swan Hotel at the foot of Barf later in the day. However, one of them (a 70 year old man) failed to turn up to meet his companion and so he called out the team after thinking he heard his friend shouting as he descended. A small team set off in a team Landrover and searched two routes up Barf – the easier route via Beckstones Gill and the direct route via the Bishop. As he was not found on these routes a coastguard helicopter was requested to help with the search and a second page went out to the team for more team members. 20 minutes after our second vehicle left base, the missing man was reported to have turned up safe and well at his hotel and the team and helicopter were stood down.
20 team members – 2 hours 25 minutes