Social media influencer known for hiking in bikinis dead at 36

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A woman whose love for mountain climbing in swimsuits led to her moniker “Bikini Hiker” has died after a fall during a hike in Taiwan, BuzzFeed News reports.

The Taiwan Times reports that 36-year-old Gigi Wu had been hiking alone for a week when she fell down a 65-foot valley on Sunday. Bad weather prevented search and rescue helicopters from reaching her three times. It wasn’t until midday on Monday that local firefighters were able to search for her in the valley. By the time authorities got to her, she was dead.

Mt. Yarigatake, 日本百名山-槍岳, 3180M, 如願以償的在本年度封山前看到360度展望~~萬歲!

Posted by Gigi Wu on Monday, October 26, 2015

As BuzzFeed News reports, Wu had more than 30,000 followers on Facebook who kept up with her adventures. Many of her photos show her bikini-clad atop various scenic heights.

In her last post, a photo uploaded Thursday, she wrote she was “celebrating today.”

很不愛把「大景」掛嘴上這算有出景了~~慶祝今天總於大太陽啊!#臨時決定睡中央山脈最高峰#不小心背水上去就住了XD#觀音圈要有搭景才美

Posted by G哥比基尼的高山足跡 on Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the IRL editor for the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.