A few weeks ago, we share and posted the hiking information of Bukit Tabur – a unique hill formed by a quartz ridge offering panoramic view of the area.
In our post, we mention the dangers while hiking Bukit Tabur, vertical drop of a few meters at certain section.
This afternoon, an article caught my attention:
The risk is real and accident of such isn’t the first case. Bukit Tabur accidents are plentiful:
- Jan 2014: 28 year old female hiker fell 10 meters and suffer injuries on back, hand and face.
- Dec 2013: Science teacher in the 30s tumble down a steep slope and died.
- Sept 2013: 51 year old man fell 60ms and suffered serious injuries.
- Dec 2012: 27 year old engineer fell 100m but survived with minor injuries on his ankle and waist.
- Sept 2009: 51 year old man fell, got trap in a tree branch and got stuck for 5 hours before being rescued.
- Mar 2009: Two doctors found dead about 500 meters apart after a falling down a cliff.
- Oct 2008: A college student fell 100 meters and suffered serious injuries.
Our advise for hikers?
- Be extra careful on trail
- Hike with someone experience
- Turn around if you are not confident, don’t push it.