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Tian Shan | Kyrgyzstan | 2010  


Khan Tengri (7010 m) and the first ski descent of Pik Pobeda East (6762 m) 


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Pik Pobeda East (6762m), Tian Shan



For a long time I had dreamed about skiing a perfect line on a high peak in some remote corner of our planet. In August 2010 I stood alone on the summit of Pik Pobeda East (6762m), deep in the Tian Shan mountains, on the Kyrgyz-Chinese border. My partner Anders Ödman was far below, waiting in our tent on the Chon Teren Pass (5500m). I clicked in my skis, alone in a sea of mountains, so overwhelming in size. The following ski descent down the NE ridge (to 50°+) would become what was the realisation of a long dream. An almost perfect line on a truly big mountain, unnoticed by anyone except Anders and I. The question remains what price we are willing to pay for our dreams and goals. In this case the reward was all that mattered.

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About

Peter Schön is a photographer based in Trondheim/Norway & Tbilisi/Georgia. His passion for photography started in the mountains, during several first ski descents of 5000-6000 m peak in the Andes, Pamir, Tien Shan and South Caucasus. Later, he ventured into documentary photography, with several portfolios about refugees and internally displaced people (IDP) in the South Caucasus.
Peter works as certified ACMG Ski Guide and CAA Level 3 avalanche technician.
(www.frostisen-skiguides.no)