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29th day of the Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the World.
Below Camp 1 (6,050m). Finally the Camp is installed on top of the Ice Fall.

Paulo Mαfia stayed at Base Camp, managing the activities there, coordinating the work of our 3 high altitude carriers.  All the time we'll be above Base Camp we are going to send news via radio, then he will share the news to you on our site.

We could not stand it today, so we left from Base Camp ready to install Camp 1 definitively and here we are enjoying our lives.  Bonga with Mute in a tent, and me (Waldemar) with Irivan in another, 6,050m high.

Everything is fine, you can say that this is not exactly the altitude of Camp 1, which actually is 6,100m.  In fact, we got to where it was possible, we are very satisfied, we came with the SPCC team, which is about to finish opening the route through the Ice Fall.

The weather will maybe improve tomorrow, the SPCC personnel will start to work again and we could get to the real Camp 1.  What stopped us from getting there were gigantic crevasses with openings of 2 to 4 meters wide and unimaginable deepness, which do not have bridges made out of aluminum ladders.  We can say that we are camping here just because of our stubbornness.

We left Base Camp under a blizzard that lasted all day, besides a dense fog.  After 12 days between Base and the work on the Cascade, we wanted very much to sleep in higher altitudes.  Take a look at today's beautiful pictures.

Namaste!

Waldemar Niclevicz Trango Tower

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Translated from Portuguese by Jorge Rivera

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