The White MazeŠport in akcija - dolgi (tekmovalni)
Matthias Mayr / 52 / 2016 / Austrija
After a whole year of planning, scouting and guesswork, Freeskiers and
adventurers Matthias „Hauni“ Haunholder and Matthias Mayr accomplished their
personal mission impossible. They skied the „Gora Pobeda“, highest Peak of
Eastern Siberia, as first human beings.
Gora Pobeda“ is known as a very difficult to ascend mountain, not mainly because it ´s a
steep rocky and icy peak but more because it is so far out of reach. The next village with
road access UST NERA is more than 350km away. The next helicopter and hospital is
1300km away in Yakutsk. Beside that it is one of the coldest regions in the world. Usually
the temperature drops down below minus 60C during the long arctic winter. Due to
extreme continental climate short hot summers follow immediately the long winter cold.
The time window for to ascend and descend the mountain due to that is very small. Since
nobody ever did a project like that, it is not clear which time of the year it would be
possible at all. Without Helicopter support it seems impossible to reach the mountain
range or even the highest peak with all the equipment the small team carries with them for