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Winter + Hiking Nude + Booze = Bad Idea

An Australian hiker learns the hard way why hiking naked and drunk on a winter night hurts.

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Australians are known for holding their liquor, but even their prodigious boozing skills can’t ward off disaster in the wild. Police rescued a 21-year-old man after he made the unfortunate decision to go on a midnight winter hike—while naked and drunk.

He fell 260 feet down an icy slope into a pile of trees, but was lucky enough to have friends who found him, albeit covered in cuts, bruises, and second-degree hypothermia. This frosty accident happened near Hotham Heights in Victoria, Australia’s alpine region (remember, it’s high winter right now for the Southern Hemisphere.)

Aussie friends, remember: Don’t hike naked—save that for Switzerland. And if you want to be drunk and outside in the winter, save it for the slopes, where that kind of thing is accepted.*

—Ted Alvarez

Nude snow hiker lucky to survive after booze session (Herald Sun)

*Kidding, folks. Even though lots of jerks do it, don’t ski drunk—it’s dangerous!