Zeddy on the Matterhorn
to climb Mount Everest, now sets his sights on conquering Cho Oyo, the 6th
highest mountain in the world; Gillette Middle East endorses Zed’s Cho Oyo
climb in support of ME sports heroes.
24th, 2005, Zed Al Refai is set to depart for yet another exciting adventure,
this time climbing mountain Cho Oyo, the 6th highest mountain in the world.
Zed, a Kuwaiti national, is the first Arab to climb Mount Everest, and has
made history in being the 46th person to climb all 7 highest summits in the 6
continents of the world. Gillette Middle East, known for its strong support
for sports, is sponsoring Zed’s climbing adventure in its aim to attract new
Middle Eastern-based fans to the inside story of mountain climbing heroes from
the border of Tibet and Nepal, 30 Kilometres West of Mount Everest, Cho Oyo’s
8,201 metre summit makes it the sixth highest mountain in the world. Freezing
temperatures, a summit at death zone (above 8000 meters), extreme weather
conditions such as howling winds and burning sun light, all contribute to
making Cho Oyo one of the most challenging mountain climbs in the world.
Regional Business Manager, Disposable blades and razors, Gillette Middle East
and Africa said: ”Gillette believes in encouraging an active lifestyle and has
always been a strong supporter for various sports and champions within
sports. Zed is a true global champion in mountain climbing. He is a role
model for the Middle East and Gillette is very enthusiastic about being
involved in his Cho Oyo trip.”
depart on his journey from Kuwait on August 24th, with five climbers from the
rest of the world, and will commence his way up to the summit of Cho Oyo on
August 28th. He said: “The Cho Oyo mission is a challenge that requires not
necessarily tremendous physical strengths, but also, the willingness of
individuals to test their potential in most extreme conditions.”
1966, Zed is a business man holding a Bachelor of Arts, major in Political
Science from Stockton State University, New Jersey. Among his ambitions, he
would like to see Mountain Climbing as a popular sport in the Middle East and
contribute to the spread of its popularity. Zed lives in Switzerland, Kuwait
and the UAE.
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