Aubrey Sacco’s Disappearance Hiking in Nepal

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Aubrey Sacco’s Disappearance Hiking in Nepal

Postby wayno » Sat 03 Jan, 2015 7:16 am

Aubrey Sacco’s Disappearance Hiking in Nepal
Like many hikers, Aubrey Sacco walked into the Himalayas with joyful excitement. But she encountered a dark side of Nepal all trekkers should know about.

http://www.backpacker.com/trips/international/gone-girl-aubrey-saccos-disappearance-hiking-in-nepal/
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Re: Aubrey Sacco’s Disappearance Hiking in Nepal

Postby ofuros » Sat 03 Jan, 2015 10:36 am

Sad. The deeper you dig, the more people (male & female) you find that have disappeared in that area. :shock:
Mountains view are good for my soul...& getting to them is good for my waistline !
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Re: Aubrey Sacco’s Disappearance Hiking in Nepal

Postby Snowzone » Sat 03 Jan, 2015 12:23 pm

Definately makes you think twice about hiking on your own in Nepal. Very sad for this womans family, it sounds as though they will never have the answers they want and need.
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Re: Aubrey Sacco’s Disappearance Hiking in Nepal

Postby wayno » Sat 03 Jan, 2015 12:47 pm

some tourists just throw caution out the window, they believe some places are a paradise to go to and throw caution out the window and you cant tell them otherwise, see it in NZ all the time, people head off into the mountains with little awareness of how to assess the risks or that there are even any major risks, they stop taking safety precautions, leave everything unlocked, dont use caution about who they associate with, act like theres no dangers in the wilderness, they are in dreamland they've watched or read some fantastical account of NZ that accentuates the positive and eliminates the negative.. what could possibly go wrong? well theres helicopter rescues going on every other day in the mountains at the moment... sometimes several a day.... five alone recently at Mt Cook national park...
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Aubrey Sacco’s Disappearance Hiking in Nepal

Postby RonK » Sat 03 Jan, 2015 5:42 pm

In 2010, with the Maoist insurrection still raging, a lone western woman was taking a serious risk. I had a few encounters with Maoists and they were very tense and unnerving.
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Re: Aubrey Sacco’s Disappearance Hiking in Nepal

Postby wayno » Sat 03 Jan, 2015 6:21 pm

it was mentioned in articles that the violence that had taken place on everest was instigated by sherpas and porters from Maoist regions in Nepal where violent behaviour is more accepted than in other parts of Nepal.

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