If there's any doubt that hiking was Gigi Wu's passion, it would be a social media account have put that to rest.
Her Facebook page what a veritable tour of Taiwan's tallest peaks and most scenic mountain ranges. Sometimes, Wu picks up trash along the trails.
But Wu garnered a following – and the nickname "Bikini Hiker" – for posting celebratory photos of herself atop Taiwanese mountains wearing only two-piece bathing suits.
"I've been hiked more than 100 peaks [in four years]" she said after reading a few years ago, she told FTV News last year, but continued after realizing the posts. "Wu told FTV News then. "And I probably have 97 bikinis, so I've accidentally repeated some a few times."
Wu's latest endeavor, however, ended in tragedy
Yushan National Park is reported to have been killed in a ravine on Saturday, Apple Daily News.
Nantou County fire official Lin Cheng-yi told reporters However, the situation was dire: Wu reportedly told friends that she could not move the lower half of her body.
Because of poor weather, rescuers had to try to reach Wu on foot. It would not be until noon Monday – about 43 hours after Wu's distress call – that rescuers discovered her body, Lin said.
Photos obtained by TVBS News showed an array of hiking gear across a forest floor, reportedly n ear where Wu had fallen. Rescuers told the news station that Wu had been fully clothed, covered in an aluminum blanket and with a flashlight in one hand.
Lin said rescuers were working on moving Wu's body to a place where a helicopter could land and retrieve it.
Wu relished hike alone – something she thought everyone should be able to do – and frequently emphasized safety and responsible hiking practices in her Facebook page dedicated to hiking, which had more than 20,000 followers.
In a May, 2017 post, she wrote that she had no option but to turn back during one serving of a hike and that it is important to be extra cautious when hiking solo.
"Even a slight wrong," she wrote.