Valerio Massimo Everest Expedition 2009

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

Entries from April 30th, 2009

At Camp 2

April 30th, 2009 11 Comments

This is dictated from Camp 2 at 6400 Meters. We came up through the Icefall during the night as planned. Three of us made it to Camp 1 at 6100 Meters by the 7am deadline, but in the end 5 of the 14 in Team 1 made it to Camp 2 at 6400 Meters, arriving mid-morning. Camp […]


The party’s over….off to Camp 3 on Everest

April 28th, 2009 10 Comments

Hello to all from EBC.   Well finally here we go.  This morning we had a full team meeting where the two teams for the upcoming final acclimatisation trip were announced.  I am in Team 1, also known as the ‘Yaks’ (the second team are the ‘Yetis’), and we leave tomorrow morning at 2.30am to […]


Lobuche Peak – Part 2 (there will be no Part 3…)

April 27th, 2009 9 Comments

Hello to all from EBC.   Well I was supposed to post again on Friday, but frankly, could not be bothered and have spent a very relaxing ‘weekend’ doing precisely nothing, on Russell’s orders of course.   Anyway back to where I left off.  On Wednesday we trekked the 12km down to Lobuche Base Camp […]