|Low's peak 17th March 2013|
Update at 10am this morning: A 22 year old German woman, fell into Low's Gully from Low's Peak summit early this morning at Mount Kinabalu. Witnesses claimed that the lady went beyond the safety railings while trying to take pictures and slipped when she stepped on loose rocks. Sabah Parks rangers and Amazing Borneo mountain guides are assisting in the on-going search. Although the weather is cloudy with low visibility, the rescue team is trying their best to locate her. She was part of a mixed group of self-arranged climbers. We hope for the best and will update the situation further once we have more information.There are a lots of comments asking how is the current situation. So, i look at that page and the climber's body was found dead.
Update at 3pm: The body of the 22 years old German climber has been found some 100 metres down Low's Gully. She is identified as Ms Paulsen. Rescue rangers had to go through 8.5 km mark and passed steep rocky steps in order to retrieve her body. The victim fell into Low's Gully from Low's Peak summit early this morning at Mount Kinabalu. Witnesses claimed that she went beyond the safety railings while trying to take pictures and slipped when she stepped on loose rocks. Her accompanying friend on this trip is currently traumatized and lost for words. We are deeply saddened by this mishap and we wish to send our deepest condolences to Ms Paulsen's family and friends. This is the first fatal accident of Mount Kinabalu for 2014, and we urge all climbers to be more vigilant and exercise caution at all times.Whatever it is, RIP to the family of this girl. May her soul rest in peace and for us, let takes this as our lesson. Always make our safety is the prime priority when we climb up the mountain or any challenging outdoors activity.Always think about our own safety.