Valerio Massimo Everest Expedition 2009

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

Photo Galleries

Mountaineering - early years

These were the years when I learnt to climb in the mountains - from my first 4000m summit aged 14, to later ascents.

31 Photos

Rock climbing - early years

Rock Climbing photos from the ages of 12 to 18.

8 Photos

Everest 1997 South Side trek to Base Camp

My first trip to Nepal and chance to see Everest in real life.

8 Photos

Cho Oyu 2004 Expedition (8,201m)

My first 8,000er and my first really big Himalayan summit

13 Photos


A few highlights from a long and arduous year of training (no gym pictures I promise!)

11 Photos

Everest 2009 Expedition (8,850m)

I'll be uploading photos to this gallery every step of the way

83 Photos