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: Sai Gon

Years climbing: 2 months

Climbing level: Beginner

Why do you love climbing?

It scared me at first and when you’re scared of something, you must go through it to get over it.

What's your guilty pleasure?

sleeping while it's raining

Who inspires you?

The Dalai Lama

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 music, watching movies, and hand-making craft.

Describe your perfect day:

If everybody is happy that would be a fantatic day for me

Favorite food?

Fresh seafood, spicy & sour soup.