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In May 2014 professional Irish adventurer Noel Hanna discovered that Green Boots was gone, along with many other of the bodies on the rainbow ridge. It is unclear if he was removed, intered in a cairn, or, as is sometimes the case with remains that cannot be removed, "committed to the mountain" by simply dropping them into a convenient crevasse.

No group has claimed responsibility for removing the corpses. It is likely that the removal was done by one of the local organizations responsible for patrolling the area -- either the China-Tibet Mountaineering Association or the Chinese Mountaineering Association -- but they have not responded to requests for clarification. Tsewang Paljor's brother, Thinley Paljor, had not received any official notification of the removal, but when contacted by the BBC he expressed that he was happy to have his brother put to rest.

Brevity Quest 2016