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27th day of the Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the World.
Base Camp (5,400m). Just a little short of Camp 1.

Wow, not yet today!  But the SPCC personnel are just a little short from the location of Camp 1.  They did not get there because there are 3 or 4 gigantic crevasses in front, which are going to take a lot of work.

A shame, because they left early from Base Camp, in a sunny morning, along with our high altitude carriers and also with the Japanese carriers.  They made a very strong team and had thought for certain that they would reach the location for Camp 1.  Patience!  Here it is always the mountain who dictates the rules of the game.

We are not wasting time and we are setting all up for our carries to higher altitudes.  Everything is ready, food and equipment, for our Camps 1 and 2.

Our curiosity is also big to see the conditions of the ascent route above Camp 1, because from Base we can not see that part or the Everest summit, which is hidden by its West ridge.

We know that there is a lot of snow on the Ice Fall, and above Camp 1 the snow should be different.  But, I confess, what I really want to see is the flank of Lhotse, to imagine which path we are going to travel to the highest altitudes of the Top of the World.

See the picture of the beautiful morning we had.

Namaste!

Waldemar Niclevicz Trango Tower

BRAZILIAN EVEREST LHOTSE EXPEDITION is sponsored by O BOTICΑRIO, VOLKSWAGEN and PETROBRΑS

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Translated from Portuguese by Jorge Rivera

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