Canadian hiker Jeff Freiheit missing in the Alps south of Munich (Update: Body found)

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Canadian hiker Jeff Freiheit is hiking alone from Munich to Venice and has not been heard from since August 2nd, 2018 in Lenggries, Germany.




He is 32 years old, 185 cm, 80 kg, slim athletic build with brown hair and brown eyes.


He left Munich on Tuesday 31st July 2018. He spent the night to Thursday 2nd August in Bad Tölz.


On Thursday 2nd August he hiked up to Brauneck. See his instragram videos of beginning the ascent and reaching the top.


Since then the trail has gone cold.


He was on his way to Gasthof Post in Vorderriß where he had a reservation, but never arrived.


Police and mountain rescue have been searching the area for days, but without result so far.


His wife and mother arrived in Bad Tölz on Sunday 12th August to help with the search.


Latest update, Friday 17th August 2018 -  Today police and mountain rescue are repeating a search in the area between Brauneck and Benediktenwand.


See his wife's plea for help on Facebook.


Further details in German: / jeff freiheit newsblog


GoFundMe page to help family with travel expenses.


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Sadly Jeff's partially skeletonized body was found at the foot of the Achselköpfe (part of the Benediktenwand) on Saturday 25th August.

Achselköpfe is along the route from Brauneck to Tutzinger Hütte, which Jeff was hiking on Thursday 2nd August. It's likely he fell that morning.


See the Facebook post by Bergwacht Lenggries.


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Sad to hear it, but these missing person threads never seem to turn out well.


Never go out without your wingman/woman!


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