The Alpine chamois Rupicapra rupicapra is unique among the polygynous ungulates, showing limited sexual-size dimorphism, unbelievable locomotion capabilities and exceptional agility. Its adaptation to the alpine habitat is characterized by a multitude of impressive behavioural patterns.The study site is situated in the Styrian Hochschwab mountain range at an altitude of 1200 m to 1800 m above sea level and comprises of an area of about 400 hectares. This habitat is shared by eleven territorial male chamois, all between the ages of six and twelve. In order to analyze the strategies preferred by the male chamois during the rut in November 2012, twenty different behavioural activities were observed. The foraging habits of the territorial male chamois during the rutting season decrease to a minimum, thus enabling them to dedicate themselves to reproduction and the defence of their territory during this period. During this time, rest periods do not fulfil the usual purpose of ruminating, but mainly serve to maximize energy levels. The courtship of the territorial male chamois during the high-rut reaches its climax from November 13th to November 22nd. This period correlates with the state of oestrus of the female chamois which are only ready to mate for a two day period. Agonistic traits also take place, commonly at territorial borders, peaking in mid-November. This characteristic behaviour takes place largely without physical contact and injury. In order to drive a rival out of his territory, chasing, marks one of the most impressive demonstrations of superiority a male chamois has got to offer. Furthermore, there is other territorial behaviour, like ?marking?, ?body-head shaking? and ?broadside-impressing? all of which serve in the defence and occupation of their territory. Non-territorial male chamois mostly keep out of the territory of territorial males during the rut. In the post-rut, by the end of November, non-territorial chamois try to get females ready to mate.