Sergey Seliverstov, Michail Danichkin, Semen Dvornichenko (Kyrgyzstan) and Alexey Usatykh (Russia) became the first to complete the first winter double expedition by summiting two peaks in the Tian Shan mountain range; Khan Tengri (7010m/22998ft) on 26th January and Peak Pobeda (7,439 m/24,406 ft) on 8th February 2017. This is the second winter ascent of Khan Tengri: the first was carried out by a strong Soviet expedition in 1991.

Pik Pobeda is the highest mountain in the Tian Shan mountain range, standing tall at an elevation of 7,439 metres (24,406 ft). It lies on the Kyrgyzstan–China border, in the Kakshaal Too. The first winter ascent of the peak was made by Valery Khrichtchatyi in February 1990. It is located 16 km (9.9 mi) southwest of Khan Tengri.

Khan Tengri is a mountain of the Tian Shan mountain range. It is located on the China—Kyrgyzstan—Kazakhstan border, east of lake Issyk Kul. It stands tall at an elevation of 7,010 m (22,999 ft). Anatoli Boukreev considered Khan Tengri perhaps the world’s most beautiful peak because of its geometric ridges and its symmetry.

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