Valerio Massimo Everest Expedition 2009

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

Entries from May 21st, 2009


May 21st, 2009 41 Comments

Valerio called to report nothing more to climb.  He feels on top of the world. On the Summit at 07.14 local time (01.29 GMT) Thursday 21st May. Apparently it is “warm”, with a beautiful view.  More later.


South Summit reached – still going strong

May 21st, 2009 10 Comments

Valerio has radioed down that he has reached the South Summit of Everest at 8,750 meters (28,750 feet).  100 vertical meters to go. He feels strong and has just started a fresh oxygen bottle.


South Col and the Upcoming Summit Bid

May 20th, 2009 25 Comments

As you have heard, this is a season with only a few possible summit days and a lot of waiting, which has meant that the last two days have been almost non-stop news and events as the first summits are achieved. The mountain has been busy, with many extraordinary stories and rescues already – I […]