11 Oct 2017

Hiker dies of hypoxia on Papua's highest mountain

12:18 pm on 11 October 2017

Two rescue helicopters were sent to evacuate the body of a hiker who died on the Carstensz Pyramid in the Indonesian region of Papua on Tuesday.

Carstensz Pyramid

Carstensz Pyramid Photo: WikiCommons/ Mgiganteus

The head of Timika Search and Rescue, Monce Brury, said one of the helicopters was used to take the body of the dead man, Ahmad Hadi, and the other to carry out the other members of his party.

The Tempo website reported Mr Hadi died of hypoxia which occurred while he was descending the Cartensz Pyramid, which is the highest mountain in Indonesia.