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Lost In The Himalaya by tan on 1 November 2004 11:18pm
There are many travellers who go missing in the Himalaya, often never to be heard of again.

I have set up a site which collates the different cases, provides updates on latest news and advice for searching and staying safe.

It's a non-profit site and I hope some of you will visit it to share your knowledge and experience or maybe help a family get in touch with a loved one.

The site also has comments from the parents of 2 missing people. They talk about their recent trips to Nepal in search of the children.

I hope you will take some time to visit.

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Re: Lost In The Himalaya by Godfather on 3 November 2004 12:35pm
Hi. I had been following the case of Gareth this year. It does seem strange. In most cases,i believe many of these dissapearances are robbery attempts in poor and remote rural areas that have gone badly wrong. Hence, the person is neverfound. I believe Gareth dissapeared in virtually the same area as someone else had previously dissapeared. Given the relative wealth we carry on us in these countries,these things can occur. Moreso i had been following the controversy surrounding the British Embassy in this case, and it's pathetic assistance. The British Embassies are notorious for not budging until they've got the cash in their pocket (i know this from personal experience). Even then,they do everything by the book so such an absurd degree that the delays can be fatal. They have much to answer for,and are in serious need of a kick up the ass so that citizens are put first,before paperwork and revenue.

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