Taiwan hiker survived on salt and water

The China Post
Date: April 28, 2017
By: James Lo Friday

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Freshly rescued Taiwanese hiker Liang Sheng-yu (梁聖岳) said his

Taiwanese hiker Liang Sheng-yueh talks to a doctor at Grande Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, April 26. After a prolonged search, rescuers were found Liang alive 47 days after he and an 18-year-old Taiwanes woman went missing on a mountain. The woman died just three days before rescuers arrived. (AP)

girlfriend had died just three days before a search party found them on a cliff in the Himalayas.

The couple went hiking in Dhading District through a Kathmandu-based commercial adventure company, Asian Trekking, on March 8, with the last update on their whereabouts dating to March 9.

The couple went missing while trying to descend to Somdang Valley in heavy snowfall.

Forty-seven days later, rescuers found 21-year-old Liang alive and Liu Chen-chun (劉宸君), 18, dead by a cliff at the bottom of a waterfall, according to Madhav Basnet, a rescuer who works for Asian Trekking.

The couple was apparently following the Ganesh Himal route when they encountered bad weather conditions.    [FULL  STORY]

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