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CHAmois Picture of the Month

 

Each month a different image or photograph of the CHAmois club is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a member. Click on the small image below to see it full size.

October 2001

Chamois
Chamois
Photo: Dave Brinkman

Explanation: The CHAmois Mountaineering Club takes its name and logo from the hollow-horned, hoofed animal found in the mountains of Europe and New Zealand. As you can see from the picture, the chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is about the size of a large goat, has curved hooked horns and a light brown coat with black markings. The chamois ranges to the snow line in summer, but in winter stays in lower areas. Although hunting chamois is a sport in New Zealand, the numbers in the Tatra National Park are in decline and there is a campaign to save them.

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