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    Gemse/Chamois

    Greetings from Austria

    This morning I shot my first Gemse or as they are more commonly known, Chamois! Pictures and full report to follow, but some basic details to whet the appetite; altitude 2600m, range 240 meters, calibre .308. The hike was not as testing as I thought it would be but definitely not for the unfit. The ranges are quite far and the angles are steep!

    Also, it is good to practise drinking Schnapps at 9am!

    All the best

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    cant wait to see your report i do enjoy hunting these animals,atb wayne

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    Congratulationsm any photo's????

    I am off on my first Chamois hunt in four weeks time cant wait.

    Wayne

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    Chamois on the the to-do list look forward to your report and pics, and well done another trophy for the wall.

    Moose

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    Will post photos later this evening.

    All I can say is, is that Alpine hunting is an amazing experience. Bring a sturdy stick and start working on your fitness..................!

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    Like Wayne I'm heading out in 4/5 weeks for chamois and mouflon in the french alps. I have been walking a lot in the lakes this year to get really fit and can manage 10 - 15 miles over 6/7 peaks in about 5 or 6 hours. I hope it was worth it, though it always pays to keep fit I guess.

    Conor1, I have thought about walking poles a bit, did you find them a great help, and did you use single or double poles?

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    Hi Cumbrian.

    Walking in mountainous or hilly ground is the best preparation: better than jogging or the treadmill.

    I used a single pole, but going forward I will use two. Normal walking sticks wont be strong enough as you will rely on the poles for support when climbing difficult areas. I am going back for a Steingeis, the female Ibex and some Marmalots at the end of September.

    Good luck with the trip!
    Last edited by Conor1; 19-08-2012 at 20:42.

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    Bloody hell chaps your getting me worried now, I've been walking the local hills a couple of times a week but work is getting in the way a bit.
    My ultimate plan is to sweat and moan a lot and give all the heavy kit to the skinny Austrian who invited me

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAYNE DAVIES View Post
    Bloody hell chaps your getting me worried now, I've been walking the local hills a couple of times a week but work is getting in the way a bit.
    My ultimate plan is to sweat and moan a lot and give all the heavy kit to the skinny Austrian who invited me
    Uhhhh.... What is this smell in the air?? Must be something like fear, I believe.....!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAYNE DAVIES View Post
    Bloody hell chaps your getting me worried now, I've been walking the local hills a couple of times a week but work is getting in the way a bit.
    My ultimate plan is to sweat and moan a lot and give all the heavy kit to the skinny Austrian who invited me
    Wayne

    Firstly, Austrians aint exactly small.........your typical Tyrolean is 6`2" and built like the proverbial outhouse, so complaining wont work!

    Hill walking is perfect...........fill your rucksack with 20kg of gear and you`ll be fine

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