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Pilgrims' deaths: Experts warn of dangers of scaling mountains

May 10, 2012 - 2:54am

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He tried in September 2009 to visit Mount Kailash, but was struck by acute mountain sickness at the Mount Everest Base Camp.

Undeterred by the recent deaths of two Singaporeans on the mountain, the 50-year-old contractor, who wanted to be known only as Mr Tan BW, is planning to visit the sacred mountain next month.

On Monday, a 66-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman reportedly succumbed to altitude sickness while walking around the mountain. They were part of a group of 10 Singaporeans who visited the mountain in western Tibet.

Experts have warned about the dangers of altitude sickness while scaling mountains.

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