Valerio Massimo Everest Expedition 2009

Me on the summit of Cho Oyu with Everest in the background

Entries from March 30th, 2009

4am and off to the Khumbu

March 30th, 2009 6 Comments

Mad busy day taking taxis all over Kathmandu trying to locate the numerous things I still needed to buy – there is no such thing as a department store here…  Got stuck in a typical local traffic jam in the rain – not so much a jam as about 5 cars heading in one direction, […]


Namaste Kathmandu!

March 30th, 2009 8 Comments

Finally arrived in Kathmandu yesterday morning, via Doha.  Same as ever – noisy, crazy drivers, constant honking of horns.  Although very different to the city I arrived in for my Cho Oyu expedition in late August 2004 – then the streets were eerily empty as the country was under Martial Law – just soldiers and […]


And he’s off!

March 28th, 2009 2 Comments

So after an increasingly frantic week of lost mittens, broken hardware, Customs regulations, and all the madness that accompanies an expedition like this (including about 6 hours of sleep between us), Valerio has finally charged out the door and off to Heathrow. Late, as usual! I’m exhausted… more (much more!) later.