Cat Guides A Lost Man Down A Mountain And Returns Him Safely To His Village

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If you like hiking, you’ve probably experienced a feeling that you’ve got lost, at least for a moment or some time. It can be a really unpleasant feeling, unlike the relief when you figure out your way again. This guy has totally lost his way while hiking in Gimmelwald, Switzerland, and totally unexpectedly and fortunately a help arrived in a form of, you won’t believe this, a cat! The mountain guide cat showed him his way back to the mountain village. He recorded this unusual experience and shared the story on his reddit profile.

“Gimmelwald is a tiny, tiny stunningly beautiful village. I actually got ‘lost’ in the surrounding mountains. It was the end of ski season when I got to Lauterbrunnen, so the lifts weren’t working and some of the trails were closed,” reddit user sc4s2cg said.

“I was checking my map to see how I can get back to the hostel, and the only official way down was through a trail that was closed. And that’s how I met that handsome cat. As soon as I got up she started guiding me along some path. She seemed super friendly considering I was a total stranger, must be used to the tourist crowd that comes annually in that region.”

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“This was the only cat I saw… She wasn’t really randomly wandering the mountains, rather I think she lives in the town I was in (Gimmelwald).She was walking and kept looking at me to follow, led me straight to the path that would take me back down to the valley.”

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“We actually separated right at the end of that video. I had to get down, and she had a territory to protect!”


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“I was basically calling her adorable, asking rhetorical questions like ‘are you coming?’, wondering where she was taking me. It’s one of my best memories of my trip for sure!”

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The mountain guide cat is belonging to a hostel in the village and obviously, adores the tourists.


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