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Mosar Team Rescues Female Climber Suffering Cramps And Hypothermia At Mount Kinabalu

Mosar Team Rescues Female Climber Suffering Cramps And Hypothermia At Mount Kinabalu

The 12-hour operation saw the team carrying the victim from Panabalan to Timpohon Gate.

Adeline Leong

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The Mountain Search and Rescue (Mosar) team received a distress call around 4am involving a female climber at Mount Kinabalu.

The 40-year-old woman was experiencing muscle cramps and was suffering from hypothermia.

It was revealed that the temperature at the site, which was about 2,000m above sea level, was between 12 to 14 degrees Celsius.

After giving the woman oxygen and making sure her body temperature returned to normal, the rescue team brought her down using a Robinson stretcher to the Timpohon Gate.

According to NST, the 12-hour operation saw the Mosar carrying the victim for about 6km to Panalaban (the last pit stop before ascending to the summit) to the starting point at Timpohon Gate.

The rescue operation ended at 4.05pm and the woman was sent to Hospital Ranau for treatment.

This month alone, the Mosar team has responded to seven cases involving Mount Kinabalu climbers.

Last year, there were nine cases during the intermittent closure of climbing activities due to the Movement Control Order (MCO).


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