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Australia Fears for German tourist missing near Mount Augustus in remote Western Australia

10:25  10 november  2019
10:25  10 november  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Mount Augustus ( Burringurrah ) is located in the Mount Augustus National Park in Western Australia . The name is also given to the neighbouring pastoral lease, Mount Augustus Station. The local Wadjari people call it Burringurrah , after a Dreamtime figure

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a sign on the side of a mountain: Mount Augustus is about 850 kilometres north of Perth. (ABC Pilbara: Chris Lewis)© Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mount Augustus is about 850 kilometres north of Perth. (ABC Pilbara: Chris Lewis)

A search is underway for a 69-year-old German tourist who was last seen on Saturday while hiking in the Mount Augustus area, about 850 kilometres north of Perth.

The man set off on the hike with his wife on Saturday morning before the pair lost sight of one another.

She returned to the vehicle mid-afternoon, but became concerned when her husband did not return.

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WA Police said the woman received help from other tourists in the area to try to find her husband, before authorities were notified.

German tourist© ABC German tourist

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority conducted an air search of the vast site on Saturday night and Sunday, with the Karratha Police Air Wing also travelling to the area to help with the search.

Searchers have told the ABC they expected temperatures on the ground to reach the mid-40s on Sunday "without a doubt".

Officers from a number of police stations in the region are involved in the search with State Emergency Service volunteers from around the region also joining the effort.

German tourist© ABC German tourist

Mount Augustus stands 2.5 times taller than Uluru, and is sometimes touted as the world's largest monolith, but many experts argue that is not the case because it is made up of multiple rock types.

The walk to the summit can take anywhere between five and eight hours, and the WA Department of Parks and Wildlife advises that climbers should have a "high level of fitness".

German tourist© ABC German tourist

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