Pawel Kunachowicz: “Kuna”
Qualifications: Mountain and Ski guide (IFMGA / UIAGM), Alpine Ski Instructor, Polish Mountain Guides Association
Languages: Polish, English, Russian
Ski guided: Austria, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Norway – Spitsbergen, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, United States - Alaska, China - Pamir, India – Himalaya
Most memorable ski trip: Two weeks ski traverse of Spitsbergen. We were accompanied only by animals: white bears, seals and reindeers. They were watching us with curiosity.
I wonder whether they considered us a good dinner. We travelled on skis, dragging sleds with our tents, food and personal gear. We were surrounded by long glaciers, beautiful white mountains and
deep blue sea. Never before or after have I been in such a virgin nature.
Most memorable ski line: Ski down from the summit of Muztagh Ata 7546m in Pamir, China. The reward for a three-week expedition. We started last climb on the summit at night in
very cold conditions, strong wind and we were demolished by high altitude. The descent though was with perfect weather and powder. We were in high mountains with the spectacular view of Pamir. We
skied down all afternoon!
Reason for guiding: Being in nature, meeting people from different peers and nationalities, learning the world, staying active.