Ziko conquering her mountain in Fansipan

Ziko conquering her mountain in Fansipan


Ziko means 'duckling' in English and she has been working with Paul Massad since 2011 when Push first started. Ziko keeps Paul honest when it comes to all things paperwork, purchasing and supply chain management so that while he charges around South East Asia creating new projects she tidies up the administration.

More of a trekker than a climber per se her fave mountain is Fansipan (“the roof of Indochina”) in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range of Vietnam. “Trekking can be stressful when you're walking for a really long time outdoors but when you reach that goal there is a huge sense of reward – of having climbed the mountain and being higher than the clouds.” In that sense our duckling is the inspiration for the Push slogan “Conquer your Mountain”.

Hometown: Hai Phong

Years climbing: 2 months

Climbing level: Beginner

Why do you love climbing?

Because it's an active sport that makes you feel really excited and you can lose weight. So I love it.

What's your guilty pleasure?

Eating bun bo hue everyday for 2 weeks!

Who inspires you?

Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Lana Del Rey, Eminem, and Rihanna

Where's your favorite place to climb?

Push, of course!

If you could climb anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Somewhere in Europe.

What are you other hobbies?

Listening to rap/hip hop, watching movies, and boxing.

Describe your perfect day:

I become a spot light. Everybody gives me attention (in a good way)!

Favorite food?

Mom's food, sushi, kimbap, and com tam!