My brother, Julian Wynne, 32, English has gone missing whilst trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.
Julian and Lee (his trekking companion) had been staying in the Namaste Lodge in Gokyo. They then set out to cross Cho La together on the 22nd December 08. Apparently they had some differing ideas on the path to take up the pass and had decided to go their separate ways. Lee told looked back and saw Julian sitting on a rock by the path, then later saw 2+1 people walking away from the area you ascend the Chola pass (from the Gokyo side) and had (not unreasonably) assumed that his friend was now in the company of a pair of Australian or Kiwi trekkers they'd seen descending from the pass earlier and they were heading towards the Tea House they had stayed in the night before at Thagnag or dragnag. Lee continued over the pass and returned to Namche expecting to meet up with Julian there a few days hence. Unfortunately that was the last time that anyone has seen or heard of Julian.
Lee waited in Namche for several days. Julian had left camera & ipod cables at the lodge in Namche but did not collect them. Lee had been waiting by the trail coming into Namche and quizzed most of the trekkers coming down as to whether they had seen Julian. Some messages were sent up the trail to the villages & lodges that he might have passed through, but to no avail. He has not colcted his clothes from the lodge they left them in and hasn't signed out of the national park.
We have contacted the embassy, police and interpol have been informed. A family member has flown out there today. A photo of Julian can be found on the messge board on trekinfo.com or there is a facebook group set up called "Find Julian Wynne" which I am urging everyone to join and to invite all their friends to join.
We (his family and friends) are extremely worried and fear for his saftey. If anyone here was in the area at the time, you may be able to provide us with vital information. Please get in contact with me via Facebook (my user name i Sophie Wynne, Portsmouth nework) or by adding a message here, or the facebook group.
Many thanks, Sophie.