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Climber with mountain sickness carried down Mt Kinabalu

ANN/THE STAR – An Australian climber who developed severe acute mountain sickness (AMS) had to be carried down from Mount Kinabalu yesterday.

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 about a climber with AMS and fever at the rest house.

“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.

The climber being carried by a Mountain Search and Rescue personnel. PHOTO: THE STAR