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Man dies after fall on hiking trail in central Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An older member of a hiking group slipped while taking a photo in Nantou and died from multiple fractures on Friday (Nov. 10). A 20-member hiking group was enjoying the...

Rescuers assist French student injured during hike in Taiwan's Shei-Pa National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French exchange student hiking in Shei-pa National Park suffered a fall and was knocked unconscious on Thursday (Sept. 28) evening, and spent the night alone on the moun...

Hiker dies on New Taipei mountain trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of a hiker reported missing on Saturday afternoon (July 8) was found on Sunday (July 9) near a mountain trail in New Taipei’s Ruifang District. The hiker...

Italian hiker breaks wrist in fall at Taiwan’s Taroko National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Italian hiker broke a wrist falling 30 meters at Hualien County’s Taroko National Park Thursday (June 29). The man, aged about 45, had traveled to Taiwan alone...

Female hiker killed by falling rocks in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tragedy struck over the holiday weekend, when a 45-year-old woman from Yilan was struck by a falling boulder while hiking in the mountains of Taichung. The accident occ...

Hiker killed by rockfall on Taiwan's Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker was fatally struck by falling rocks near the Yushan Trailhead in central Taiwan on Monday (May 29). At 3:19 p.m. on Monday, the Chiayi County Fire Department re...

Death toll in Taiwan river tracing accident reaches 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Search teams found two more bodies Thursday (May 25) of river tracers who went missing when rising water levels swept them away near the Feilong Waterfall in Pingtung Coun...

Survival diaries: Decade on, Boston Marathon bombing echoes

BOSTON (AP) — She didn’t even know the Boston Marathon was going on when she wandered out for a walk along Boylston Street. Nor could she understand why someone would run 26.2 miles for “a statement n...

Taiwan hiker reappears 14 hours after falling off mountainside

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man climbed out on his own and called for help 14 hours after falling off a cliff in the mountains of Taichung City, reports said Saturday (Nov. 19). Yang (楊), 30, we...

Hiker falls to his death while climbing Taiwan's tallest mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A male hiker fell to his death on Saturday (Sept. 10) while climbing Yushan, the tallest mountain in Taiwan. Nantou County Fire Bureau said in a press release that it r...

Hiker survives night after she was left behind on central Taiwan mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Miaoli County Fire Bureau on Tuesday (May 24) reminded the public to be prepared for anything on a hiking trip, in a Facebook post about a recent incident. The bureau s...

Man falls to his death during mountain hike with wife in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day trip to the Pingtung mountain of Beidawushan became one couple's last together when the husband fell to his death Sunday afternoon (April 24). At 2:43 p.m. on...

Former Pegatron VP found dead in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A search team found the body of former Pegatron Corporation Vice President Tsai Chin-kuo (蔡進國) in the mountains of New Taipei City four days after he was last seen alive, ...

Taiwanese climber found dead in mountains 12 days after disappearance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taoyuan City sports official was found dead on a mountain 12 days after he disappeared during hiking, reports said Friday (Dec. 24). The 37-year-old man, surnamed Lee...

Third hiking accident happens on Taiwan’s Alishan in less than one month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female hiker broke her ankle on the Mianyue Line trail in Chiayi County's Alishan after a fall near a tunnel on Wednesday (Nov. 17), bringing the number of hiking in...