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Taiwan's 'bikini Hiker' Who Posed On Mountain Tops In Swimwear Freezes To Death

Written By Radhika Sarkar | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Gigi Wu, a Taiwanese hiker who was known on social media for posting pictures in swimwear and bikinis, every time she successfully climbed a mountain top, passed away after falling into a 65 feet deep ravine while she was on her solo trek. 

Gigi Wu, a Taiwanese hiker who was known on social media for posting pictures in swimwear and bikinis, every time she successfully climbed a mountain top, passed away after falling into a 65 feet deep ravine while she was on her solo trek. 

Following the fall, the 'bikini hiker', froze to death as emergency services too were not available due to bad weather. The social media star was on a 25-day hike when stumbled down into a ravine in the central part of Taiwan's Yushan Mountain. Due to the fall, Wu was unable to move and was severely injured. 

After many calls of help, the emergency responders were not able to help her due to foul weather conditions. After a period of 28 hours, she was finally airlifted from the ravine but was pronounced dead. 

The Instagram star is said to have died from hypothermia. After she passed away, her Facebook pages have been filled with tributes as she was an inspiration to the hiking community. She was all alone on the 25-day tour and had been posting a series of pictures of herself in bikinis from mountain tops. 

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As per reports, foul weather prevented a helicopter to reach the location around three times, and the final rescue operation took place finally on foot. Her body was found after temperatures fell down to freezing point the night before. 

Last year in an interview, the Instagram star stated that she first got the idea of hiking mountains in a bikini, when she lost a bet to a friend. Her last facebook picture to all her fans and followers was posted on January 18, that shows the view from the mountain tops, while she strikes a pose.  

Her social media page was filled with posts of the rescue operation when it was not clear whether or not she was alive. After the news of her passing spread like wildfire on social media, her facebook page is full of comments expressing condolences and applauding her for having been an inspiration 

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