The post-mortem of the Malaysian climber who died in Alaska has been completed

KUALA LUMPUR – The remains of climber Zulkifli Yusuf were autopsied on Monday morning (local time), according to the Alpine Club Malaysia. They are now being kept in a mortuary located in Alaska, awaiting repatriation back to Malaysia.

In a post on Facebook published Wednesday (5 June), the club stated that the repatriation of the body would be carried out in collaboration with the insurance company and the funeral manager, as well as the Consulate General of Los Angeles and club representatives.

The post stated that “we have yet to receive any information regarding the flight that is expected to return the remains of deceased.”

The body will first be washed and wrapped with the help of the Islamic Community Center of Alaska.

The club reported that climber Muhammad Illaham Ishak is still being treated for frostbite in Anchorage, and another climber Zainudin lot has been released from the hospital. He now assists in bringing Zulkifli’s body back.

The club stated that it would inform members of the details once they received confirmation from the concerned parties.

The club announced on June 1 that one of the three Malaysian climbers who were stranded in Alaska at 19,700 feet altitude since May 28, while trying to reach the highest point in North America’s Denali Mountain, had died.

Zulkifli was reported to have died on the morning of May 29, at 6am (local time), while sheltering inside a snow cavern known as Football Field.

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