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The Team

Avedis Kalpaklian
The Mountain Guide, Age 44

One of the most well-rounded mountain guides in Lebanon, Avedis is a true poly-athlete.Other than being an expert in rock climbing and caving, he is also an internationally experienced hiker, cyclist, and trained marathon runner, as well as being an active member of the Lebanese Red Cross mountain rescue unit. Avo is also an avid photographer and expert on Lebanese wild flowers.

Mountaineering achievements

  • Mt Aconcagua, Argentina
    6,789 m
  • Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    5,895 m
  • Mt Elbrus, Russia
    5,642 m
  • Mt Ararat, Turkey
    5,137 m
  • Mt Kazbek, Georgia
    5,047 m
  • Carstensz Pyramid, Papua
    4,844 m
  • Mt Whitney, USA
    4,424 m
  • Mt Elbert, USA
    4,401 m
  • Mt Massive, USA
    4,398 m
  • Mt Ludwigshöhe, Italy
    4,341 m
  • Mt Shasta, USA
    4,322 m
  • Mont Blanc, France
    4,304 m
  • Breithorn, Switzerland
    4,164 m
  • Bishorn, Switzerland
    4,153 m
  • Mt Kosciuszko, Australia
    2,228 m

Peter Mouracade
The Communication Expert, Age 36

From cross training to rock climbing, mountaineering, caving and cycling, Peter actively participates in multiple forms of adventurous sports that push the limits of endurance. A communication person by profession, Peter spends nearly every weekend climbing Lebanon's mountains on foot or on his bike. He is also an ex-Red Cross volunteer, and has already climbed some challenging peaks in South America, Africa, Europe and Turkey.

Mountaineering achievements

  • Mt Aconcagua , Argentina
    6,962 m
  • Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    5,895 m
  • Mt Elbrus, Russia
    5,642 m
  • Mt Ararat, Turkey
    5,137 m
  • Carstensz Pyramid, Papua
    4,844 m
  • Mont Blanc, France
    4,808 m
  • Mt Kosciuszko, Australia
    2,228 m

Georges Mikhael
The Pharmacist, Age 36

Having achieved a Doctorate in Pharmacy, Georges has made every effort to spend as much time outside as possible. He is a very successful mountaineer, having scaled mountains on different continents, including Mt. Kilimanjaro and completing the Grand Canyon's Rim to Rim Twelve Hour Challenge. In addition to mountaineering, Georges is a passionate cross country skier and cyclist.

Mountaineering achievements

  • Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    5,895 m
  • Mt Elbrus, Russia
    5,642 m
  • Mt Aconcagua, Argentina
    5,000 m
  • Carstensz Pyramid, Papua
    4,844 m
  • Mt Whitney, USA
    4,421 m
  • Mt Shasta, USA
    4,322 m
  • Mt Kosciuszko, Australia
    2,228 m

Lindos Daou
The University Teacher, Age 30

A teacher and PhD, Lindos is extremely active in outdoor sports. This experienced mountaineer can constantly be found rock-climbing, caving, hiking, and cycling anywhere in Lebanon as well as internationally. In addition to being a marathon runner and an avid basketball player, he is also a member of the Lebanese Red Cross mountain rescue units.

Mountaineering achievements

  • Mt Aconcagua , Argentina
    6,962 m
  • Mt Elbrus, Russia
    5,642 m
  • Carstensz Pyramid, Papua
    4,844 m
  • Mont Blanc, France
    4,304 m
  • Bishorn, Switzerland
    4,153 m
  • Allalinhorn, Switzerland
    4,027 m
  • Mt Kosciuszko, Australia
    2,228 m

Sebastien Wakim
The Engineer, Age 34

Sebastien is a very well-traveled mobile tech expert, having visited more than 40 countries the world over. Sebis an avid mountaineer, constantly pushing his limits as he scales the cliffs of Lebanon. He enjoys a variety of outdoor sports including rock climbing, snowboarding, tennis, swimming, and also indulges his inner daredevil on his off-road motocross bike.

Mountaineering achievements

  • Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    5,895 m
  • Mt Elbrus, Russia
    5,642 m