‘This takes us back to Page 18 of Thread #2 (and perhaps Thread #1), where many of us explored in great detail the possibility that ED was NOT on the summit of pic de Sauvegarde at 15:29 on 22/11. That may be an assumption by LE and DC based on ED's phone pinging off of the summit cell mast. It also takes us back to our endless examination of the selfie ED sent DC on 22/11 and whether that was just another shot (later in the day) from 21/11. I still believe both of these are possibilities.’ I do too. What some of us intuitively realize is that this really should not have been a case of much interest here on WS. It should be no mystery: a woman hiker disappears in the Pyrenees. She wasn’t walking home alone through the streets of London and suddenly disappeared. But yet, here we are...months later, still drawn to the details. Why?Because something is off. The narrative does not fit the reality. Maybe it will turn out to be that simple accident some believe but that does not mean that the circumstances that led up to that accident align with the narrative given to the public...who have been asked to help. If Esther disappeared voluntarily, what might she, in her affection for Dan...feel is the kindest way to go? They have been together many years and his illness, Covid, and Brexit mean their lifestyle is changing. How best to leave him able to survive on his own? A mysterious disappearance or a suicide far off the track...would leave him a sympathetic figure to the whole world with a tragic story to tell. She could be sure that the books would sell..and maybe the story of their lives together would make him a bestselling author. Yet, in whatever form, she would have the peace she was looking for. If there was deception here, it might have had its roots in empathy.