The Chamois Rut
Experience the chamois rut live with impressive attitudes and chases
Late autumn marks the beginning of the chamois' mating season. Come and observe this crucial and spectacular period, and learn to identify and understand the behaviour of this wild species
We will look for the locations of the chamois herds, where they have gathered for breeding. We will decipher the behaviour of males and females, and understand how territories and herds are conquered, defended or lost. We will identify the behaviour of dominant and submissive males. At the end of this beautiful day, you may have witnessed some spectacular chases and gained an understanding of the social life of the chamois.
Start: Meeting at the indicated location and time
End: around 16h30 or earlier
Rainproof backpack (approx. 25 liters)
Personal belongings and medication, telephone
High shoes with profiled / Vibram soles
Warm winter hiking clothes, at least:
1st technical layer, e.g. wool (avoid cotton), also for legs
2nd warm layer with fleece jacket plus warm down (puff) jacket
Long pants and hiking jacket
If not waterproof: provide additional protection against rain
Sunglasses, sun cream, hat, possibly a pair of light gloves
1 liter of water minimum, 2 liters maximum, possibly a thermos
Snacks, dried fruit, etc.
Camera, binoculars (recommended)
From CHF 75.- pp.
Contact us for group prices, groups larger than the maximum indicated, or specific catering options.
Optional lunch: world champion cheese fondue, tea, biodynamic wine from Domaine de la Colombe à Féchy, Italian espresso coffee, CHF 30.- pp.
Contact us for VIP minibus transfer to the meeting point (6 passengers).
The hike is confirmed as soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, and may be postponed in case of bad weather conditions.
Payment: on site at the end of the hike. 100% of the fees are due in case of cancellation 10 days before the beginning of the tour, and 50% for 30 days
Guiding services by a mountain leader with federal certificate
Espresso coffee or tea at the meeting point
Explanation of the region, wildlife, nature and landscape
Aspects related to biodiversity, wildlife and the return of large predators, with cultural and social-economic impacts
Transport by chairlift or public transport
Lunch (from the bag), snacks and drinks
Everything else not mentionned in this offer