Drunk Tourist Accidentally Climbs Mountain Instead of Going Back to Hotel
Next time you’re on vacation, it’s important you try to remember not to overdo it on the libations. Especially if you’re trekking through the Italian Alps.
An Estonian tourist, known only as Pavel, according to Italian news source La Stampa, apparently got a little too drunk while vacationing at Cervinia, a resort in Italy’s Valle d’Aosta. Pavel reportedly thought he was headed back to his hotel, but he ended up climbing the side of a mountain instead.
Assuming he was on the road to the hotel, Pavel took a snow-covered street that led him to a ski run. Between 2 and 3 a.m., La Stampa reported, he managed to trudge his way up the mountainside until he found a local bar called Igloo, located about a mile and a half above sea level.
The man broke into the bar and took shelter there, La Stampa reported. A search party had been sent out to find the missing tourist before he was discovered by the bar staff, sleeping on one of the bar’s benches the next morning.
Pavel has not commented on the incident, but he was very lucky to have found shelter. Next time he should really travel with a buddy — and perhaps take it easy après ski.