While attending a university in the USA, Zed laid the foundation for his passion
of climbing and went hiking everywhere he could. He continued to cultivate his
passion after moving to Geneva, Switzerland, where he went skiing in the winter
and climbing in the summer in the Alps.
Zed has been training on the peaks of the Alps and Scottish
Highlands with the ultimate goal of one day climbing Mount Everest. Till today
Zed has climbed six of the seven summits, successful in 4 & due to climb
by next spring, check on the summit section for details. Zeddy has summited
Carstensz, Kilimanjaro, Mc Kinley and Elbrus. Reached Everest 6,500 feet while
reached the Nido camp on Mt. Aconcagua.
Zed is determined to become the first Arab and Kuwaiti
National to conquer the "7 Summits". In June 1999, he climbed Mt.McKinley
in Alaska, followed by Mount Blanc in France in July. The beginning of the
new millenium was spent on Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.
After the climb of Mt.McKinley, Zed was recognized by the
American Climbers Association to be the first Arab National who had successfully
summited the mountain. Mt.Everest. If successful, Zed Al Refai will become
the first Arab and Kuwaiti National to have conquered all the "7 Summits".