No matter one’s experience level, no matter the mountain, anyone can take a day hike and never be seen again. Nine people still haven’t been found in California’s Sequoia and Kings National Parks.
Quang Thân had climbed some of the world’s highest peaks: Kilimanjaro, Aconagua, Denali. He had attempted Everest twice and survived an avalanche there in 2005. He was a man at ease in the wilderness, used to extremes.
His extensive experience makes what happened to Thân even more confusing. During a day hike on a much lesser-known mountain in California that he had previously climbed, Thân seemingly disappeared.