Valerio Massimo Everest Expedition 2009

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

Entries from April 24th, 2009

Shaky Landings and First Steps

April 24th, 2009 17 Comments

After several unexpected adventures, my mother and I are enjoying our first rest day in Namche Bazaar, the gorgeous capital of the region.  To start at the beginning, my mother was meant to arrive in Kathmandu (directly from a wedding on the Isle of Wight) Tuesday afternoon for a leisurely dinner and last chance to shop before we set off […]


Lobuche Peak – Part 1

April 22nd, 2009 18 Comments

Hello to all from EBC.   Well back to mountaineering from yesterday’s cricket diversion, and to what I did over the weekend….   On Friday we trekked the 12km down to Lobuche Base Camp to spend the night.  The lower altitude – 4,850 meters – was noticeable and I slept like a log.  On Saturday […]


It’s only a game of cricket…

April 20th, 2009 2 Comments

Hello to all from EBC.   Well, we had a great trip to climb Lobuche peak.  We summited yesterday morning, descended to Camp 1, then to Lobuche BC, and then two of us made the arduous 12km and 450 meter height gain trek back up to Everest BC.  It was a beautiful trip with some […]