Meeting the locals…

We came cross this fella yesterday, en route to the Moiry Hut in Switzerland.  In Victorian times, Ibex we’re hunted to extinction in the Alps, but have subsequently been reintroduced and are now protected in all Alpine nations – hence, they are now very tolerant of humans.  Truly magnificent animals, they are amazing climbers and I’ve met them nonchalantly walking down routes on several occasions as we’ve been climbing up, decked out with ropes and safety gear…