Ziad El-Hoss, FREE SOLO Professional Climber, born in Lebanon in June 1967, graduated as a Commercial Pilot & Flight Instructor in 1994. He has lived and worked in Lebanon, USA & Europe and speaks fluently Arabic, English, French & Italian. Ziad lives in Genova Italy and is currently a member of the Italian Alpine Club (CAI). His training ground is in the European Alps mountain range climbing technically difficult mountains. He has started climbing at the age of 9 and has since acquired significant experience in mountaineering, climbing the highest mountain in Europe Mt. Blanc 4.810 m. and many other technically difficult peaks climbed “Solo” as well. He has also participated in Extra-European expeditions such as Mt. Kilimanjaro 5.896 m. in Africa. He has recently successfully completed an intensive rock climbing course at the Italian Alpine Club (CAI). Ziad does train in a Fitness Club in Genova whenever not climbing mountains. Cycling, elliptical cross training and trail running are important parts of his training. The famous climber Ueli Steck has and will always be the mentor of Ziad where his training is based on Ueli’s training directives. Additionally, whenever in Lebanon, Ziad does a special high/extreme altitude daily training called “Hypobaric Training” sponsored by Université St. Joseph USJ / Hotel Dieu De France HDF. This type of training is done at the hospital HDF while Ziad is followed by a medical staff.
Ziad is one of the very few in the World Specialised in FREE SOLO Climbing !
Here is an overview of some of the mountains climbed during his climbing career ranging from high/extreme altitude mountains to technically difficult summits:
|Juvenile Alpinism 70’s
|La Petite Fourche &
Mer De Glace
|Mt. Blanc &
Dome Du Gouter
& 4.304 m
|Mte. Tardia||Italy||928 m.||Feb.||2011||SOLO|
|Mte. Argentea +
& 1.286 m
Carrega Do Diao
& 959 m.
|Punta Marguareis||Italy||2.651 m.||Oct||2011|
|Mte. Antola||Italy||1.597 m.||Oct||2011|
|Punta Martin||Italy||999 m.||Oct
|Mte. Saccarello||Italy||2.200 m.||July||2012||SOLO|
|Mte. Argentera||Italy||3.297 m.||Aug||2012||SOLO|
|Testa Bernarda||Italy||2.534 m.||Sep||2012|
|Mte. Gabberi &
& 1.016 m
|Cima Crosa||Italy||2530 m.||Sep||2012|
|Pietra Parcellara||Italy||836 m.||Oct||2012|
|Sentiero Degli Alpini||Italy||Jun||2013|
|Cima di Fremamorta||Italy||2.731 m.||Sep||2013|
|Icefall Climbing Training||Jan
|Mont Glacier||Italy||3.185 m.||July||2016|
|Tour Ronde North Face||Italy||3.792 m.||Dec||2016||SOLO|
|Monviso North Face
|TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO CIMA GRANDE Via Dulfer||Italy||2.999 m.||Aug.||2019|
|Pta. Rocca Nera & Pta. Cristallera con il CAI||Italy||2.852 m.