Valerio Massimo Everest Expedition 2009

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

Entries from May 28th, 2009

Snowbound…and out of Base Camp for the last time

May 28th, 2009 14 Comments

I’m back.  Apologies for the lack of post since last Sunday but this week has taken a hectic and unexpected turn.   I was hoping calmly to write my summit push account in the sunshine at Base Camp as I promised in my last post, but on Monday morning it began to snow, and snow…and snow.  […]


Back from the summit…and a quick photo

May 24th, 2009 27 Comments

Well I am back at EBC in one piece from the summit of Everest, rather weather-beaten and skinny but a very happy man.   I am only doing a quick post today – I need to write something much longer to do justice to the incredible experiences of the week-long summit attempt, and I’ve also […]


Summitted! Part II

May 21st, 2009 31 Comments

Hello! It’s been such an exciting night with a multitude of dramas on the radio, just incredibly tense as each climber’s personal ups and downs unfolded. First of all thanks so much to my parents for sitting by the phone in Arizona in order to post a few updates as I was glued to my […]