Yet another "But the GPS said" story

 

This time, the driver followed a footpath, past a sign banning cars and almost up to the ski-lift station before he realized he couldn't go further—and he couldn't go back.

It took a team of 13 firefighters more than two hours to rescue the German motorist and his car from the ski slope not that far from his intended destination, a hotel in Krimml, Austria.

It's just another reminder not to place faith in technology over common sense, and to make sure your maps are current. The news is littered with stories of drivers following their navigation devices into lakes, off roads, into impasses, or to the wrong destination. 

In one memorable instance of that, in 2015, a commercial tour bus driver entered the wrong town of La Plagne into his device, and headed off for the Pyrenees instead of the Alps. He realized the error before he got there, but added a 750km detour to the trip.

The best part of every trip is realizing that it has upset your expectations

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