Singaporean woman lost on Hokkaido peak found

A group of four hikers - two Japanese, a Malaysian and a Singaporean - had been hiking up Asahidake, Hokkaido's tallest mountain, when bad weather caused them to take a wrong turn.
A group of four hikers - two Japanese, a Malaysian and a Singaporean - had been hiking up Asahidake, Hokkaido's tallest mountain, when bad weather caused them to take a wrong turn. PHOTO: ST FILE

A Singaporean woman is among four hikers who survived a harrowing night in sub-zero temperatures on a mountain in Japan.

The group of four hikers - two Japanese, a Malaysian and a Singaporean - had been hiking up Asahidake, Hokkaido's tallest mountain, when bad weather caused them to take a wrong turn. They found themselves stranded at night as temperatures dipped below minus 7 deg C.

They were found yesterday, nearly a day after they made a distress call to the police. They are due to descend the mountain today and be taken to hospital. The identities of the Singaporean and Malaysian hikers are as yet unknown.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2017, with the headline 'S'porean woman lost on Hokkaido peak found'. Print Edition | Subscribe