Jeff Freiheit Munich to Venice

I heard on 10th August that Jeff Freiheit a Canadian walking the from Munich to Venice, has gone missing. He was last heard off on the 1st of August on what would have been his first day in the high mountains. Jeff had made contact with me before starting the trip and was clearly looking forward to his hike.

Jeff’s family and friends are obviously worried. I know a number of people are currently following the route described in my guide so please if anyone has seen Jeff let me know and I'll make sure the information is passed on.  

In the meantime my thoughts are with his family and friends.


It's with enormous sadness that I have to report that Jeff's body was found on the 25th of August on the southern side of the Achselköpf Ridge. Traversing what is possibly the most exposed stretch of walking on the whole Traumpfad, Jeff fell 60m. My thoughts are with his family and friends, Jeff's loss will leave an enormous hole in their lives.


  1. please find Jeff

  2. Hey John. As a friend of Jeff thought I would reach out. I know he was trying to cut the route by 6 days. In the area that he went missing would he have tried a shortcut? I know he studied your route intensely so if you had any insight it might help....

    1. Hi there

      To be honest I'd rather not speculate publically but more than happy to answer your question with a direct email.

  3. Thanks for the post John, and thanks for responding to my emails with helpful info. Wish there was a better end to the story.