GPS Strands Motorist on Mountain

I hope that you don't rely on your GPS to the exclusion of your common sense. This guy followed his navigator's instructions to "a glorified goat track." and had to be rescued by a helicopter crew!
Driver Robert Ziegler, 37, found himself stranded near the peak at Bergun, Switzerland, unable to go forward or turn around to go back the way he came.

Rescue workers scrambled a heavy lifting helicopter to carry the van and its driver to safety after he dialed for help on his mobile phone.

"I was lost and I kept hoping that each little turn would get me back to the main road. In the end it told me to turn around but of course I couldn't by then," the driver told police.

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I can sort of see how this could have happened - perhaps the track was more clearly defined nearer the bottom, and given that there was no way to turn you'd feel as if you had to keep on going. Still, vans do have a reverse gear so he could have reversed all the way down again (carefully). The photos attached to the article show that the track is fenced in, so that was definitely doable - no rear window in a van, but wing mirrors and the presence of the fence would have helped him to go back down.
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It never fails to astonish me at the foolish things that people do with these things. They'll blindly follow them into rivers, off of cliffs, etc. Just wherever it says to turn they do without even paying attention to where they are going.
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