Mum Climbs 13,000ft Mt In 19 Hrs With Daughter On Back - ViralTab

Mum Climbs 13,000ft Mt In 19 Hrs With Daughter On Back

Story By: Alex Cope, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report


These images show the determined mother who has climbed for 19 hours with her three-year-old daughter on her back to reach the peak of Malaysia’s highest mountain.

Mother Siti Aminah Borhan has said the gruelling climb is “memory that will last a lifetime” after reaching the peak Mount Kinabalu, which stands at 4,095 metres (13,435 feet) and is Malaysia’s highest mountain.

Borhan, who is a fitness coach, decided to climb the peak with her three-year-old daughter Sofia and images show her carrying the tot on her back as she scales the mountain.


The mum says her daughter “did not make a single fuss and sat quietly in her carrier for hours”. The tot even walked by herself at times on the trek, with her mum saying “it was as if she understood all the mental and physical pain that I was going through”.

The mother and daughter faced temperatures of 2 degrees Celsius on their 19-hour climb and Borhan says she wrapped her daughter up in four layers as she was scared the tot could suffer hypothermia.

The pair were accompanied by a doctor, Dr Muaz Mu’adz Zayd, and an unnamed guide on the trip which the mother described as a “never-ending staircase”.

They reached the peak safely and Borhan will reportedly try to have her daughter entered into the Malaysian Book of Records as the youngest person to reach the summit of Mount Kinabalu.

The ViralTab page is created by and dedicated to professional, independent freelance journalists. It is a place for us to showcase our work. When our news is sold to our media partners, we will include the link here.

Alex Cope

I am a senior writer and editor of the Golders news agency specialising in sports news from around the world.