We are happy to be able to offer you more information about the story „On the Snow Leopard's Trail“, published in the current issue of “BACKLINE Backcountry Freeskiing Photo & Story Magazine: For most European skiing enthusiasts, it’s not very common to go on a ski trip in July. But Andrzej Bargiel is not your average skier. At age 28, the Zakopane (Poland) local has already skied some of the world’s most demanding peaks including Shisha Pangma, Manaslu, and Broad Peak. When the opportunity of traveling to the Tian Shan and Pamir ranges arose, he couldn’t resist. But this trip was different. The goal was to conquer the five highest peaks of the former Soviet Union, also known as “the Snow Leopard award.” In addition, Andrzej wanted to ski the mountains, something only a handful of people have ever done before. And to ensure the trip would receive its spot in the history books, he planned to set a new speed record and be the fastest person ever to complete all five ascents.
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