Stranded on a moun­tain

Central and North Burnett Times - - TRAVEL -

WE LEFT a friend on Mount Kosciuszko.

The friend of my daugh­ter found her­self stranded some­where north of Raw­son Pass and near the 2228m sum­mit.

What’s worse is that we didn’t re­alise.

Her name is Jemima. She is my one-year-old’s beloved doll – dressed in a flower crown, wield­ing a wand.

We re­alised as we reached the bot­tom of the moun­tain, and shortly be­fore the chair­lift back to terra firma was turned off.

Pan­icked, my wife and I agreed we had lost Jemima. “Mima. Lost.” My daugh­ter un­der­stood. She was dev­as­tated.

For two days she re­peated that phrase as we tried to con­vince her that “Mima” was safe.

But Mima was hav­ing her own ad­ven­ture. A hero came to her aid.

She was de­liv­ered down the moun­tain by this Samaritan and placed in the fork of a tree at the moun­tain’s base. A staffer saw her and stored her in lost and found. A last-ditch ef­fort was made be­fore we left the Snowy Moun­tains – had any­one at the cen­tre seen Jemima?

“Is she wear­ing a flower crown?”

We sped back to Kosciusko, and my daugh­ter was re­united with her beloved.

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