The Finalists of 2021


Francesco Formisano & Ulrik Ørskov Chimeras - Bowhunting The Himalayan Lion Goat

Chimeras - Bowhunting The Himalayan Lion Goat

New Zealand

It's been one year of broken cameras, failed hard drives, and laptops with enough factory faults to make you want to throw in the towel. Despite these technical challenges, the spirit to show and tell is not quite broken YET! Because it’s also been a year where Ulrik and I have had the immense pleasure and privilege to return to the promised land of outdoors adventures: New Zealand’s South Island. Apart from days of climbing, wind-swept beards, and squidgy wet socks, we’ve also managed to work together to create some of the most TAHRrific experiences that we are beyond excited to share with all of you in our new movie “CHIMERAS”. This was the last hunt we were able to achieve before the lockdowns around the world severely restricted our movements. Therefore, this is also a piece that contains months of pent up yearning for the hunt, tons of wistful wishes for the future, and fuelled by one’s increasingly delirious dreams of deer, and tahr, and chamois - Oh My! It’s a tribute to the glory of New Zealand public land, an account of the trials and tribulations of solo bowhunting made more challenging when filming at the same time, and a testament to how all things wet and wild become just a little more savage with our Ozzie Viking in tow. We hope you enjoy CHIMERAS as much as we enjoyed creating it! Best wishes everyone and stay safe, Francesco Altitude and Trails

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