Drunk Tourist Climbs Mountain In Search Of His Hotel
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
The Igloo Bar & Restaurant
An Estonian tourist, known only as Pavel, got a little too drunk while vacationing at Cervinia, a resort in Italy's Valle d'Aosta.
When it was time to head back to his hotel, Pavel tottered out of a bar and headed back to his hotel. At least he thought he was headed back to his hotel, but his sense of direction may have been somewhat compromised.
Pavel took a snow-covered street that led him to a ski run. Between 2 and 3 a.m., Italian newspaper La Stampa reported, the hapless yet determined drunk managed to trudge his way up a mountainside until he was about a mile and a half above sea level.
His internal GPS may not have been fully functioning, but Pavel eventually found refuge – in a bar! He broke into the Igloo Bar & Restaurant, where a search party found him peacefully sleeping on a bench the next morning.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.