On Lap Nazar, 5990m (Tajikistan, Pamirs) Peter_S
In 2009, Andi Riesner (shown in photo; www.riesner.at) and I made the first ski descent of iconic Lap Nazar (5990 m) in a remote corner of the Tajik Pamirs. The route via the NW Ridge and West Couloir we rated at 50°+. It stands as one of the major ski descents in the Pamirs and Central Asia. It was our last great tour together. Andi died on 8 February 2012 in an avalanche accident in the Austrian Alps. He was a great partner and true friend. He will not be forgotten and deeply missed.