The charm of the mountains
Upon meeting the hunters, I’m at first curious to find out which hunting surroundings they prefer more – the mountains or the plains. Andreas Frengstad, having spent his whole life on and around the Norwegian mountains, doesn’t need a second to think about it: “Definitely the mountains! I grew up on them and have never really hunted in any plains.”
For Riccardo Tamburini, things aren’t as straightforward. “I love both environments because I love hunting and I love to live close to nature. They are two different ways to live the same passion, although they have big differences between each other,” says the Italian hunter.
When I asked to elaborate, he had plenty of examples to share: “Hunting in the mountains offers you the possibility to admire wonderful panoramas and open spaces. But the mountain kills much more than the plain. Weather can change in a few minutes, all the situations that mountains offer you are tougher, and, often, you are hours away from roads or villages.”