International Asia Gigi Wu, Taiwanese ‘’ freezes to death after falling into ravine...

Gigi Wu, Taiwanese ‘Bikini Hiker’ freezes to death after falling into ravine during a solo climb

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

Tagged as Taiwan’s ‘selfie queen’, Gigi Wu has met her untimely death after falling in a ravine and eventually dying from hypothermia on January 21, Monday.

Having climbed more than 100 peaks in the last four years and sharing picturesque mountaintop views while in a bikini, Ms. Wu has been dubbed as the “”. The idea came from a bet with a friend which she lost. Although, she still takes proper precautions during her hiking trips and only changes into her trademark outfit once she reaches the top. According to Ms. Wu, “I put on a bikini in each one of the 100 mountains. I only have around 97 bikinis so I accidentally repeated some.” She said during her interview last year with local channel FTV, that she does what she does because “It just looks so beautiful, what’s not to like?”

The experienced climber started her last solo hiking tour on January 11 of Taiwan’s mountain range in Yushan National Park. On January 19, friends received a distress call from Ms. Wu who informed them that she has fallen some 20-30 metres (65-100 feet) down into a ravine and that she has lost control of her lower body due to her injuries; but she was able to inform them of her location coordinates.

The National Airborne Service Corps sent a search party via helicopters three times to her location but due to horrible weather, they were not successful and had to land. From there, two search parties were sent off on foot and after 28 hours, her body was found but it was too late. The cause of death was hypothermia.

- Advertisement -

With more than 18,000 followers in her Facebook profile, the international online community is paying its respects to Ms. Wu, with many expressing how she has been an inspiration to the hiking community.

Photo: Facebook screengrab

Photo: Facebook screengrab

However, there are also those who see this whole endeavour to be a stupid means to acquire fame.

- Advertisement -

Photo: Facebook screengrab
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Dining in allowed from June 21, but only in pairs

Singapore —  Dining in at F&B outlets can resume from Monday (June 21) but only in groups of up to two people, announced Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong on Friday (June 18). Previously it was announced that dining in...

S’pore ‘an exception to massive increase in public debt’ globally, thanks to reserves: Lawrence Wong

Singapore - In an interview with American news outlet CNBC, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong explained how Singapore is “an exception” to the “massive increases in public debt and public spending” caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to accumulated reserves. During the CNBC...

Sun Xueling’s post about ‘wife only in front seat’ car sticker turns into online argument about what ‘sia’ really means

Singapore—A Facebook post from Member of Parliament Sun Xueling (PAP--Punggol West SMC) showing a bit of a lighter side on Wednesday (June 16) inadvertently resulted in some confusion over the expression “sia” of all things. Ms Sun posted a photo of a...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent