|Hometown||Canberra, Australian Capital Territory|
|Occupation||Air Traffic Controller|
Peter Fiegehen (known as Fiegs) is a contestant on Australian Survivor (2016)
As the eldest competitor on Australian Survivor, Peter is a unique and quirky Australian with a tonne of life experience and a passion for aviation. Thinking he will be underestimated because of his age, Peter is confident he has what it takes for the physical and mental challenges. His hobbies include mountaineering, scuba diving, running and kayaking, and he has a holiday planned for Nepal Base Camp. A devoted husband and father of six, Peter has had a variety of occupations including potato picker, casino inspector, postman, aircraft accident investigator and pilot.
He says: “Most of my life, my job has been my hobby. I’m the luckiest guy in the world.” Most of his career has been focused on civilian and military aviation and peter describes his air traffic control job a being as complicated as 3D chess. He thinks this will help him stay ahead of the game while on the island. Peter also believes he will become the tribe’s counsellor. He expects to be everyone’s friend and confidant as he fills that role for his friends in the real world. However, it will not stop him from playing the game. Peter says: “I’m competitive in a really sneaky, non-visible threat, under the radar kind of way. I will be clinical and ruthless while portraying the nice, trusting guy image.”
|“||I don't think they want to admit I'm becoming a liability but in my own skin and own mind, I know that I am.||”|
–Peter (talking about Saanapu)
As the oldest castaway on Saanapu, Peter was well-liked and regarded as the heart of the tribe and in the opening days proved his strength in challenges by assisting Sam Webb win the first reward challenge. Despite his strong position in the tribe, Peter was struggling with his health and confided in Bianca Anderson and Kylie Evans and was under the belief his tribe would vote him out for fear of being a liability in the future. Ultimately, Peter's request to be voted off wasn't honoured by the newfound alliance of Brooke Jowett, Conner Bethune, Felicity "Flick" Egginton, Matt Tarrant and Sam who chose to blindside Bianca from the game. Feeling upset by their actions, Peter began to distance himself though his tribe took every effort to include them into group decisions. After being nominated to go on a quest and presented with the option to take a clue to the location of the hidden immunity idol, Peter chose to help Kylie by taking the clue.
With the strength of Saanapu unwavering and his health deteriorating, Peter opted to meet with Jonathan LaPaglia and after careful discussion decided to leave the game outside of Tribal Council. Bidding farewell to a clearly emotional tribe, he became the fourth person to leave Australian Survivor (2016).
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|1||Saanapu Tribe Immune|
|3||Saanapu Tribe Immune|
|4||Saanapu Tribe Immune|
|Quit, Day 10|