Aussie climber with severe mountain sickness carried down Mt Kinabalu

The climber is carried by a Mosar personnel member.

KOTA KINABALU: An Australian climber who developed severe acute mountain sickness (AMS) had to be carried down from Mount Kinabalu on Saturday (Nov 11).

The 24-year-old woman was assisted by the fire department’s Mountain Search and Rescue (Mosar) team from the Laban Rata rest house.

A department spokesman said they earlier received a call from a mountain porter who reported a climber had severe AMS and fever at the rest house at 9.30am.

“Our Mosar team and mountain porters then helped the woman by giving her a piggyback ride to Timpohon gate (the main entrance to the summit trail),” he said.

He added that the woman was then handed over to a waiting ambulance for the next course of action.

The operation ended at 1.56pm.

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