What have you seen on the summits, the peaks that plunge their icy heads into space?
What draws you trembling to blind altars of rock where man cannot linger?
” The Estate” Charles Brasch
Decision finally made and we are out of here!
Part of a Tahr nanny group taken up high, having just lost two of their number they are now going through processing emergency departure plans to evacuate their temporary placement for pastures new. Quite a pow wow going on!
Range was just over 100 meters and Eric made no mistakes with his custom Christensen 300 win mag rifle.
After a Text book stalk Alex delivered with a fine 400 meter neck shot to secure his first ever bull Tahr in challenging conditions.
Brooke’s animal in a more user friendly spot
Falling among-st the rocks made it difficult for me to maneuver him for the classic pose so I didn’t for fear of losing valuable hair off his coat. Time was also running out and without my head torch I was in real danger of spending the night out. As it was I returned to camp two hours after dark. Helped enormously by Glen and Brookes strobe light that they left for me in the creek bed to aid my navigation
This was the first Bull shot. Nearly dark and I have just finished hurling him off the last of the steep stuff, over waterfalls, in and out of creeks, over sheer drops…you know the usual stuff. He will spend the night here and I will return in the morning to skin him out.
A couple of animals seen way up high on the first evening
Me with the second bull on the last day
Bull shot with Lou Kennedy at 288 meters
Bull herding Nanny and kid through the snow.