The body of a Malaysian climber killed on Mount Denali is returned to Malaysia

The body of Malaysian Zulkifli, 37, who was killed during an expedition to Mount Denali in Alaska, North America has safely returned home.

The Korean Airlines cargo aircraft (KE373) that carried the body landed on Penang International Airport at 8.42am.

The body of the deceased began its journey from Anchorage to Incheon on June 12 at 7.15am. Transit flights were made in Los Angeles and South Korea.

The hearse entered the Air Cargo Complex at Bayan Lepas, Perak at 8.37am. It left at 10am to take him to his hometown of Taiping for burial.

Zulkifli was accompanied on his final journey by his father Yusuf Abdullah and his siblings as well as friends, family members, and representatives of the Alpine Club Malaysia.

Zulkifli was brought to his family house in Kampung Temerlok and then to the Al Mahmudiah Mosque at Kampung Temerlok in Trong to pray. After the Zohor prayer, he is expected to be laid to rest.

ACM informed ACM that the process to bring the body home had been done in collaboration with the insurance company and funeral management agent. The Consulate General in Los Angeles (USA) of Malaysia, as well as representatives of the Alpine Club, were also involved.

ACM announced on June 1 that one of three Malaysian climbers who were stranded on Mount Denali, the highest mountain of North America, at 19,700 feet in Alaska, USA had died.

Zulkifli, a member of the club, died on May 29, at 6am (local time), while he was sheltering in an underground snow cave called Football Field.

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