Family, friends continue search for missing hiker 

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"He’s not a loud guy but personable and liked to talk to people," he said.

He describes his youngest brother as almost 6-feet tall and 195 pounds. He is clean-shaven, wears glasses and has a friendly looking face.

He is also blind in the right eye and may have turned his face to look out of his left eye if he was talking to people.

He has scars on his left arm, which also has a little bone deformation.

Those injuries were a result of a previous rock-climbing accident in Quebec, more than two years ago, where he fell 20 metres.

Faughnan has ruled out ideas that his brother was suicidal or looking to disappear.

In his recent e-mails Brian was in good spirits and talked about his future plans.

Also, he left odd things behind at the Shoestring, including his passport, his sleeping bag and his day planner.

"We think he intended to be back that evening," said Faughnan.

Friday’s sunny weather turned to rain early Saturday morning but Faughnan said his brother is very experienced in the outdoors.

Brian took that love of the outdoors to his professional life as a video editor and scriptwriter.

He also has his master’s from McGill University in aerospace engineering.

Brian is the youngest of four Faughnan kids from Montreal.

His oldest brother John travelled from Minnesota to organize the private search. His brother Steven had to return to Toronto earlier this week.

His parents are elderly and not able to travel.

"Even finding the body would be something," said Faughnan, who is resigned that with each passing day the hopes of finding his brother alive are getting slimmer and slimmer.

For the time being Brian’s family and friends are pursuing every course of action that they can. And they wait for that key piece of information from somebody that will place Brian on a specific trail at a specific time.

Faughnan is asking anyone who was hiking on any Whistler trail on Friday, July 12 to get in touch or log on to

If people were on certain trails and didn’t see Brian then the family can start to narrow down the area and begin to pinpoint his whereabouts on that day.

Although the search effort has concentrated in the Rainbow area, there is still not concrete information that puts Brian there on July 12.

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