They can be kinda scary/annoying when you want a nice peaceful ski trip 😅


Very nice picture. I still dislike/feel sorry for them there inbred and half-starved animals though. On the other hand, most wild animals live in perpetual suffering, so there's not much to do other than kill them all if one should wish to ease their suffering I guess...? So in the grand scheme of things, living wintertime on Dovrefjell maybe isn't all that bad? Although I do have my doubts.. The suffering of the living: > The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive; others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear; others are being slowly devoured from within by rasping parasites; thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst and disease. It must be so. If there is ever a time of plenty, this very fact will automatically lead to an increase in population until the natural state of starvation and misery is restored. ... In a universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won't find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.


I'm curious what your source is? I couldn't find anything about this other than one article from 2012 where a guy was being critical. But no real facts. I did however find an article about them introducing new individuals/fresh blood to the around 300 animals to avoid inbreeding.


>living wintertime on Dovrefjell maybe isn't all that bad? It is easy to observe how they prefer snow and ice. They go to the higher altitude when snow begins to melt at lower altitudes. It always amazes me to see that, but to each his won I guess. They prefer winter


https://youtu.be/Fz1rC8SW_t8[You need some Alan Watts in your life 🙂✌️](https://youtu.be/Fz1rC8SW_t8)


If I want to climb up to them in April do I need snowshoes? We have seen them in summer. But april could be our next trip to Norway.


April is high season for avalanches. I know that area well. The fact that you have to ask whether you need snow-shoes, shows that you re not used to such conditions. You should not go there in April without knowing what you are doing. Every year tourist die in avalanches because they think it is not so dangerous. Don't join the statistics


Thank you for your advice. I wont go then. Summer is fine too…


Just go with a guide. You’ll be fine