Valerio Massimo Everest Expedition 2009

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

Charity: The Himalayan Trust

Several people have also asked whether there is a charity they could donate to on my behalf.  While my expedition is self-funded, I am supporting Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust, which he founded to build schools and hospitals for the Sherpa people, who are amongst the poorest in the world, but also some of the most generous, kind and welcoming people I have ever met, and without whose support an expedition such as mine would be impossible.  The link can be found on the right and can also be found at

Please know that any contributions made will be used well and very much appreciated by the Trust and the people it helps every year.

Thank you all for your kind wishes