Chanterelles Head for the Hills

One of Swedes favourite hobbies, mushroom picking, may soon be possible even up on the highest peaks in the country.

Speaking to Swedish Television News two researchers from Umeå University say they received an unexpected surprise when walking in the mountains in Jämtland, northern Sweden. Two tiny chanterelle mushrooms.

The golden trumpet-shaped fungi were found at 1,400 metres, much higher than any of their kind have previously been discovered.

Warmer weather brought about by climate change is thought to be a possible reason for the find as new species are able to survive in higher altitudes.