(alias “Háček”), born in 1980, Czech mountaineer, ski mountaineer, high mountain guide. He discovered the passion for climbing at the age of 17. In 1997 he also began to participate in ski mountaineering competitions. In 2016 “Háček” skied down the second highest peak of the Hindu Kush-Noshaq for which he received the Ascent of the Year Award ( Vystup Roku) in the category “Ski mountaineering” given by the Czech Mountaineering Association. In 2017, in a team with Marek Holeček, he made an alpine- style ascent of the southwest wall of Gasherbrum I, opening the route Satisfaction! For this climb the Czech mountaineers were honoured with the Piolet d’Or which they will receive during the Festival in Lądek Zdrój. In the spring of 2018 the team Hák-Holeček opened a route on a Nepalese six-thousander Kyazo Ri. The line was graded ED +, WI4 +, M6, 3 + UIAA. In addition to exploration of the highest mountains, Zdenek specializes in quick solo ascents of Alpine walls. He is a happy husband and father of two children. In his free time he loves climbing in Czech sandstone areas.