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Confused moggy follows hikers to the top of a 3,000m Swiss mountain

This is the adorable moment a pair of hikers were followed to the summit of a 3,073 metre (10,000 ft) high mountain - by a tiny cat.

Cyril Rohrer, 24, and Erik Rohrer were making their way up Mt. Britsen in Switzerland when they were joined by the lost kitten.

The cat had wandered away from civilization and ended up on the slopes of the mountain and followed the hikers right to the top.

The Rohrer's later learned that the cat had been missing for four days and it was the third time she had made her way up the mountain after following previous hikers.  

This is the adorable moment a pair of hikers were followed to the summit of a 3,073 metre high mountain - by a tiny cat

Another group eventually took the cat back down to the valley below and reunited her with her owners.

Cyril, from Sachseln, Switzerland, said: 'Bristen is one of the longest Skitours in the area.

'From the starting point at 800msl. It's nearly 2300m to get to the top of Mt. Bristen at 3073msl.

'It was 4:30am, at around 1200m, when we heard a cat in the dark forest. She made a really scared and confused impression.

'We were definitely confused. I felt really sorry for the cat. She was really exhausted on the ridge underneath the summit,' Cyril, from Sachseln, Switzerland, said 

'But we couldn't get rid of her while walking uphill. So she stayed with us up to over 3000msl.

'She started to shiver and her paws began to bleed from the hard snow. Sometimes we picked her up and carried her when she was too exhausted to walk uphill anymore.

'We were definitely confused. I felt really sorry for the cat. She was really exhausted on the ridge underneath the summit.

'Another group, who overtook us at the peak, took the cat back down to the valley. Later I found out she had been missing for four days. Two days earlier she had followed other groups to the peak as well.

'So she has been up there three times!!!! Animals do weird things. And they are way tougher than humans. They'll never give up. Even though they are hurting really really bad.'

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