The National Search and Rescue (SAR) Agency has reportedly evacuated four trekkers who didn’t make the hike back down from Bali’s Mt. Batukaru.
According to reports received from Denpasar SAR, the trekkers experienced fatigue and cramps and turned to SAR to help them descend the mountain in Tabanan on Thursday. Thankfully they apparently even still had cell service on the slopes and could make the call down.
Rakyat Merdeka Online identified at the four as Yeni, 41, Ketut Wirata, 51, Wiryasa, 57, and Putu Myasa, 47, and reported that the four had scaled the mountain to carry out prayers.
After Mt. Agung, Mt. Batukaru is Bali’s second highest peak at 2,276 meters. The peak is regarded as a special spiritual spot, with its sacred Pura Pucak Kedaton.
A joint team made up of Search and Rescue, Bali police, and local guides reached the four exhausted trekkers around midnight at an altitude of about 2000 meters. The four were worn out, but able to slowly climb back down, according to reports.