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Drunk man loses way to hotel, hikes up a mountain by accident

/ 06:54 PM April 11, 2018

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Don’t drink and drive, but for this man, don’t drink and hike up a mountain.

A 30-year-old Estonian man, identified as Pavel, had one drink too many at a resort in Valle d’Aosta, a mountainous region in Italy between France and Switzerland, reports Italian newspaper La Stampa.


Alhough it seemed his physical faculties were still intact, the same couldn’t be said of his sense of direction as he soon found himself on the Italian Alps.

He thought he was on his way to the hotel despite the route getting steeper and colder. It was 2 a.m. and though he was still nowhere near it, he kept going until he chanced upon a closed bar called Igloo, which sits 2,400 meters high up on the mountain.


With no one attending to him, Pavel decided to get two bottles of water from the counter and settled into a bench and cushions. Employees found him rested on the makeshift bed in the morning; it was reported that he drank the water to get rid of his hangover.

A search party consisting of firefighters, police officers, dogs and drones, had been sent to find the wayward tourist. He was slapped with a fine for the search efforts, but no charges were filed against him.  Niña V. Guno /ra


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