The sat-nav is an invaluable tool to couriers the world over, helping them find the quickest route to their given destinations. But one white van man has made headlines by following its instructions to a fault. Robert Zeigler, the unfortunate courier, became stuck between a rock and hard place when his navigation system told him the shortest route was via a winding and weather beaten footpath through the Swiss Alps.
Taking the directions as gospel, Robert ascended the mountainside before becoming jammed and unable to turn-back. Out of options, Robert then phoned emergency services, who luckily sent a helicopter to airlift his van out of the sticky situation.
Speaking to the Austrian times, he said, “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.” A local fire service spokesman added, “he claims he didn’t see any footpath signs. But you have to take your hat off to him. He must have been a pretty fair driver to get that far up a glorified goat track.”