When you are way out the back of beyond there doesn't seem to be much point in shooting just any animal seeing as you can't really carry out the meat, so it gives you an opportunity to focus on looking for the "big one".
The "big one" means different things to different people and if you've got a few under your belt, the standards get raised and that monster gets even harder to find. That means you have to glass over multiple animals and cover lots of ground to keep your hopes alive.
This article is essentially a photo essay and video trip report from a summer adventure into the high Southern Alps where we hired a helicopter to drop us at the far end of a range, allowing us to fly camp and walk out back along the tops and then down through the beech forest to the valley floor where our ute was waiting. We hunted with our packs on our backs, shifting camps as we went over four nights, a great way to cover a huge amount of terrain and look in to multiple gully heads.
Although there were enough Chamois and Red Stags around to keep us entertained, none of them were what we were looking for so the rifles never even got loaded. Enjoy the photographs and the video, hopefully it inspires some of you to plan your next summer open tops adventure.