The Central Tien-Shan Mountain Range is an empire of snow and ice. The highest mountains of Central Asia – Pobeda (Victory) Peak (7439m) and Khan-Tengry (7010m) are to be found here. The beauty and size of these great peaks sends most of the world’s professional climbers into raptures. Indeed it has been said many times, justifiably, that Khan-Tengry is the "Matterhorn” of Central Asia. The similarity between these two great mountains is uncanny.