CNN Gigi Wu, a Taiwanese internet star famous for hiking mountains, has been found dead after falling into a gorge 30 meters deep feetthe island's state media reported. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
A mountaineer famous for climbing in bikinis has frozen to death in tragic circumstances after misfortune struck during a solo hike. Gigi Wu posted risque outdoor shots despite often walking in freezing temperatures. The year-old was eight days into her solo hike when she fell and froze to death.
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TAIPEI: A hiker who became famous on social media for taking selfies on top of mountain peaks dressed in a bikini has died after falling down a ravine in Taiwan's Yushan national park. Gigi Wu -- dubbed the "Bikini Climber" by fans -- used a satellite phone on Saturday to tell friends she had fallen down a ravine in Taiwan's Yushan national park and badly injured herself. Officials said Wu had told friends she was unable to move the lower half of her body after a fall of some metres but was able to give her coordinates. Last October, the bodies of an Indian couple were found at the bottom of a popular overlook in California's Yosemite National Park after hikers alerted officials to their camera equipment at the top of the cliff.
By Tamar Lapin. January 21, am Updated January 21, pm. Gigi Wu, known on Facebook for posting sizzling seminude pictures atop boulders, was found frozen to death after a foot fall.
A social media star famous for taking photos on top of mountains in a bikini has died after a tragic fall. Wu would climb to tops of mountainous peaks and document her adventures in an unconventional way: by always appearing in her photos in a bikini. She had been on a solo hike for eight days, according to Buzzfeed News.
At first, two men lept and flipped into the water to show off their skills as they landed in the blue water. More thanpeople watched the footage online after it went viral on YouTube, with the woman revealed to be model Mary Shum. The man filming, Alexander Tikhomirov, who was also her husband, has since spoken out about the incident after some condemned the man in the video for moving his foot.
During her hike, Wu fell down the ravine and survived her injuries. The weather turned bad, however, and the rescue plan was hindered—instead of using a helicopter they had to set out on foot. To be clear, there is absolutely no indication that Wu was wearing a bikini at the time of her fall or that her bikini-wearing had anything to do with her death.
Published: January 22, Bikini Hiker, Gigi Wu, froze to death in the mountains of Taiwan. Wu called a pal to tell her about the accident but rescuers were unable to reach her until 28 hours later because of the horrific weather conditions.