Tian Shan

A Ski Culture Film

The past became the present in Kirigistan

The Tien Shan – better known as “Heavenly Mountains” to the Kyrgyz people – live up to their name. These gigantic mountains protrude impressively from the Kyrgyz steppe landscape and offer a vast amount of possibilities for lonesome mountaineers. In Winter 2012 four Austrian skiers departed on a journey of discovery to end up at the foot of the Tien Shan. Soon it became clear that skiing was not the most essential part of this trip