Gigi Wu: ‘Bikini hiker’ dies after falling into a ravine in Taiwan

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A Taiwanese hiker and social media star who posed in bikinis on mountain summits has died during a solo trek.

Gigi Wu, 36, fell into a ravine in Taiwan’s Yushan National Park.

She managed to call emergency services using a satellite phone on Saturday but efforts to rescue her from the 30m-deep gorge were hampered by bad weather, local media report.

Her body was found on Monday.

She is thought to have died of hypothermia as temperatures had dropped to around freezing point the previous night.

An experienced hiker, she used proper equipment and procedure on expeditions. Her followers online praised her as an inspiration.

In an interview last year, Ms Wu said the idea to pose in bikinis on her hikes came when she lost a bet with a friend.

(c) Sky News 2019: Gigi Wu: ‘Bikini hiker’ dies after falling into a ravine in Taiwan

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